Glidden Brush Ups: Yellowing - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Yellowing

What is Yellowing?

Development of a yellow cast in aging paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes.  May look something like this:

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How do I fix it?

Top-quality latex paints do not tend to yellow.  Alkyd paints, because of their curing mechanism, do tend to yellow, particularly in areas that are protected from sunlight. In high-traffic areas, use premium latex interior paint.