Glidden Brush Ups: Burnishing - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Burnishing

Q: What is Burnishing?

A: Increase in gloss or sheen of paint film when subjected to rubbing, scrubbing or having an object brush up against it.  Typically seen on interior surfaces. 

It may look something like this:

How To Fix Paint Burnishing

Q: How do I fix it?

A: Follow these steps:
  1. Paint heavy-wear areas that require regular cleaning, e.g., doors, window sills and trim, with a top-quality latex paint. This type of paint offers both durability and easier cleaning capability.
  2. In high-traffic areas, choose a semi-gloss or gloss interior paint color, rather than a flat sheen.
  3. Clean painted surfaces with a soft cloth or sponge and non-abrasive cleansers, then wipe with clean water.
As always, please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet and Safety Data Sheet for safety and detailed application instructions.

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