Troubleshooting Tips

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When everything goes right, you have a perfect smooth finish in a color you love. But "What If?" Yes we live in a not perfect world and Glidden is here to help you get to the smooth finish with these troubleshooting tips and solves if things aren't going exactly your way.

Tanning Stains - Exterior

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Tanning Stains — Brown/tan discoloration that typically occurs on woods such as redwood, cedar and mahogany.

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Poor Alkali - Exterior

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Poor Alkali Resistance — Color loss on fresh masonry caused by applying paint to masonry that has not cured for a full year.

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Peeling - Exterior

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Peeling — Large sections of exterior paint peeling away from the surface, usually caused when moisture seeps through the exterior walls from inside the house.

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Nail Rust - Exterior

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Nailhead Rusting — Rust spots on exterior paint surface caused by using non-galvanized nails.

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Fading - Exterior

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Fading — Occurs when exterior paint color fades because of age or sun exposure.

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Dirt Pickup - Exterior

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Dirt pickup — Accumulation of dirt on siding caused by the natural aging of exterior paint or the use of a low-quality paint.

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Chipping - Exterior

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Chipping/Flaking — Specks of flaking paint caused by spreading the paint too thinly during application

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Chalking - Exterior

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Chalking — A fine powder on the paint's surface associated with old or poor-quality exterior paints.

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Alligatoring - Exterior

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Alligatoring — Cracked paint.


 

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Yellowing - Interior

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Yellowing — Development of a yellow cast in aging paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes.

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