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  • Alkali Burning / Discoloration

    Alkali Burning / Discoloration

    Color loss and overall deterioration of paint film on fresh masonry, concrete, or stucco.

  • Chalking (Powdering)

    Chalking (Powdering)

    The formation of fine, white powder on the surface of the paint film due to weathering.

  • Darkening / Decaying of Wood

    Darkening / Decaying of Wood

    Appearance of mildew, but affecting a widespread area and does not lighten when tested with bleach.

  • Dirty / Soiled

    Dirty / Soiled

    Accumulation of dirt, dust particles, and/or other debris on the paint film.

  • Efflorescence (White Crystal Deposits)

    Efflorescence (White Crystal Deposits)

    White, fluffy deposits of salt crystals on masonry surfaces.

  • Mildew

    Mildew

    Black, gray, green, or brown spots on any surface.

  • Rust

    Rust

    Reddish, brown (or sometimes black) stains appearing as blotches or streaks on surface or paint (see also Tannin Staining).

  • Staining - Water, Smoke, Etc.

    Staining - Water, Smoke, Etc.

    Stains in the paint surface caused by virtually anything that would bleed, leak, or stick to the paint film

  • Tannin Staining

    Tannin Staining

    Brownish or tan discoloration on the paint surface (see "Rust").

  • Stain Resistance

    Stain Resistance

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

  • Surfactant Leaching

    Surfactant Leaching

    Concentration of water-soluble paint ingredients called “surfactants” on the surface of a latex paint.

  • Wax Bleed

    Wax Bleed

    The problem appears as a splotchy dirt collection.

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