Glidden Brush Ups: Burnishing - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Burnishing

What is Burnishing?

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.  May look something like this:

How To Fix Paint Burnishing

How do I fix it?

Paint heavy-wear areas that require regular cleaning (e.g., doors, window sills and trim) with a top-quality latex paint because this type of paint offers both durability and easier cleaning capability. In high-traffic areas, choose a semi-gloss or gloss interior paint color rather than a flat sheen level. Clean painted surfaces with a soft cloth or sponge and non-abrasive cleansers; 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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