Glidden Brush Ups: Stain Resistance - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Stain Resistance

Q: What is Stain Resistance?

A: Stain resistance refers to the ability to withstand discoloration. Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains means that it is not stain resistant.  

It may look something like this:

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Q: How do I fix it?

A: Follow these suggestions:
  1. Prime new surfaces with the maximum film thickness of a premium top coat. This provides very good stain removability and vibrant interior paint colors.
  2. Use a higher-quality latex interior paint that helps prevent stains from penetrating the painted surface, allowing for easy removal.
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