Poor Stain Resistance

Poor Stain Resistance

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


  • Use of low quality paint that is porous in nature
  • Application of paint to an unprimed substrate


High quality waterbased paints contain more binder, which helps prevent stains from penetrating the painted surface, allowing for easy removal. Priming new surfaces provides maximum film thickness of a premium topcoat, providing very good stain removability.

Source: The Paint Quality Institute

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