Interior paint problem solver

 

When droplets appear on acrylic paint

Have you noticed small droplets appearing on your fresh coat of acrylic paint? Don't panic – it’s a normal part of the curing process. Find out more.

Yellowing

Yellowing describes the development of a yellow cast in aging paint solvent-based enamels. Find out more.

Wrinkling

Wrinkling is a term to describe a rough, crinkled paint surface, which occurs when uncured paint forms a 'skin'. Find out more.

Sagging

Sagging is the downward "drooping" movement of the paint film immediately after application, resulting in an uneven coating. Find out more.

Roller spattering

Roller spattering is when a paint roller throws off small droplets of paint during application. Find out more.

Roller marks/stipple

Roller marks and stipple are the unintentional textured pattern left in the paint by the roller. Find out more.

Poor stain resistance

Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.

Poor sheen uniformity

Shiny spots or dull spots (also known as 'flashing') on a painted surface; uneven gloss.

Poor scrub resistance

Wearing away or removal of the paint film when scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth.

Poor hiding power/opacity

Failure of dried paint to obscure or 'hide' the surface to which it is applied.

Exterior paint problem solver

 

Wrinkling

Wrinkling is a term used to describe a rough, crinkled paint surface occurring when paint forms a 'skin'. Find out more.

Tannin staining

Tannin staining is the brownish or tan discoloration on the paint surface due to migration of tannins from the substrate through the paint film. Find out more.

Surfactant leaching

Surfactant leaching occurs when the concentration of water-soluble ingredients on water-based paint creates a blotchy, sometimes glossy appearance, often with a tan or brownish cast. Find out more.

Poor gloss retention

Poor gloss retention is the deterioration of paint film, resulting in excessive or rapid loss of lustre of the topcoat. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Poor alkali resistance

Poor alkali resistance is the colour loss and overall deterioration of paint film on fresh masonry. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Peeling

Peeling occurs when there is a loss of paint due to poor adhesion. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Nail Head Rusting

Nail head rusting often causes reddish-brown stains on the paint surface. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Mould

Black, grey or brown areas that appear on the painted surface may be mould. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Lapping

Lapping is a term that describes the appearance of a denser colour or higher gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during paint application. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Fading & poor colour retention

Premature or excessive lightening of the paint colour can be described as colour fading and poor colour retention. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.