SW - Art DIR Stain Resistance


Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.


  • Use of a lower sheen (such as flat) where a higher sheen would be more appropriate.
  • Use of a paint that is porous in nature.
  • Application of paint to unprimed substrate.


See Lead Information.

Use a paint designed to offer high stain resistance and washability, such as Duration Home®.

Higher sheens tend to resist stains and are easier to clean than flatter finishes.

Priming new surfaces provides a more uniform film build of the finish, which may help provide improved stain removal.