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Problem Solver Interior 2016-12-06T14:54:27+00:00

All interior paint problems are correctable – find the right solution here. This section lists a variety of interior painting problems. Simply select the problem you have to find the remedy.
Note: Images provided by The Rohm & Hass Paint Quality Institute.

Blistering
Blistering
Bubbles sometimes form on the paint film that look like blisters. These result from the localized loss of adhesion and lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface. Learn More
Blocking
Blocking
Blocking occurs when two painted surfaces stick when pressed together (e.g., a door sticking to the jamb). Learn More
Burnishing
Burnishing
Burnishing is an interior painting problem that occurs when the gloss or sheen of paint film increases when subjected to rubbing or brushing. Learn More
Caulk Failure
Caulk Failure
Caulk may lose its initial adhesion and flexibility, which will cause it to crack or pull away from the surfaces to which it is applied. Learn More
Cracking or Flaking
Cracking or Flaking
Dry paint sometimes cracks or flakes through at least one coat due to aging, which ultimately will lead to complete failure of the paint. Learn More
Foaming or Cratering
Cracking or Flaking
Dry paint sometimes cracks or flakes through at least one coat due to aging, which ultimately will lead to complete failure of the paint. Learn More
Lap Marks
Lap Marks
Lap marks are the appearance of a denser color or increased gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during paint application. Learn More
Mildew
Mildew
Mildew can appear on the surface of paint or caulk as black, gray, or brown spots or areas. Learn More
Mud Cracking
Mud Cracking
Deep, irregular cracks that resemble dried mud form in dry paint film. Learn More
Picture Framing on Drywall (Hatbanding)
Picture Framing on Drywall (Hatbanding)
“Hatbanding” describes a coating with an excessively heavy textured look. Learn More
Poor Flow or Leveling
Poor Flow or Leveling
Poor flow and leveling occur when paint fails to dry to a smooth film, which results in unsightly brush and roller marks after the paint dries. Learn More
Poor Hiding of Colors
Poor Hiding of Colors
Dried paint fails to obscure or “hide” the surface to which it is applied. Learn More
Poor Print Resistance
Poor Print Resistance
This is the tendency of paint film to take on the imprint of an object that is placed on it (e.g., a shelf, table, window sill, or countertop with books, dishes, and other objects on them). Learn More
Poor Scrub Resistance
Poor Scrub Resistance
Poor scrub resistance is a painting problem that leads to the wearing away or removal of the paint film when scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth. Learn More
Poor Sheen Uniformity
Poor Sheen Uniformity
Poor sheen uniformity leads to shiny spots or dull spots (also known as “flashing”) on a painted surface. Learn More
Poor Stain Resistance
Poor Stain Resistance
Paint that fails to resist absorption of dirt and stains suffers from poor stain resistance. Learn More
Roller Marks or Stipple
Roller Marks or Stipple
Roller marks and “stipple” are an unintentional textured pattern left in the paint by the roller.
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Roller Spattering
Roller Spattering
This occurs when a roller throws off small droplets of paint during application. Learn More
Sagging
Sagging
Sagging is a downward “drooping” movement of the paint film that occurs immediately after application, resulting in an uneven coating. Learn More
Wrinkling
Wrinkling
When uncured paint forms a skin, it can wrinkle, making the surface appear rough and
crinkled paint. Learn More
 Yellowing
Yellowing
Aging paint can develop a yellow cast, most noticeably in the dried film of white paints or clear varnishes. Learn More