DESCRIPTION

The wearing away or removal of the paint film when scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth.

POSSIBLE CAUSE


  • Inadequate length of time allowed for paint to fully dry (i.e., cure) before washing or scrubbing.
     
  • Use of an abrasive cleaner.
     
  • Choosing the wrong sheen or product for the area.

SOLUTION

See Lead Information.

  • Allow adequate dry time, as scrub resistance will not fully develop until the paint is thoroughly cured.
     
  • Try washing the painted surface with the least abrasive material – sponge or cloth and water, or the mildest detergent first.
     
  • High traffic areas may require a semi-gloss or gloss paint rather than a flat or satin paint to provide good scrub resistance.
     
  • Alkyd/oil-based paints are generally more scrubbable than latex coatings.
     
  • Exterior products will seldom provide a scrubbable surface as they are softer and more flexible to accommodate the expansion and contraction caused by temperature and humidity changes. Wash exterior surfaces carefully with a mild cleaning solution.

INTERIOR

SUGGESTED FINISH
Duration Home®
SuperPaint®
ProClassic®
or reapply the same coating

See Interior Paints

EXTERIOR

SUGGESTED FINISH
Duration®
SuperPaint®
A-100®
SWP®
or reapply the same coating

See Exterior Paints