Glidden Brush Ups: Poor Alkali - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Poor Alkali

Q: What is Poor Alkali?

A: Color loss on fresh masonry caused by applying paint to masonry that has not cured for at least a month.   

It may look something like this:

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Q: How do I fix it?

A: Follow these steps:
  1. Before painting, allow masonry to cure for one to two months.
  2. Apply an alkali-resistant primer.
  3. Finally, apply a high-quality, 100% latex exterior paint.
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