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.

Efflorescence & mottling

Efflorescence is the crusty, white salt deposits, leached from mortar or masonry that appears on the paint surface. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Dirt Pickup

The accumulation of dirt, dust particles and other debris on the paint film is described as dirt pickup and may resemble mildew. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Cracking/flaking

Cracking and flaking is the splitting of a dry paint film through at least one coat, which will lead to complete failure of the paint. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Chalking

Chalking is described as the formation of fine powder on the surface of the paint film during weathering, which can cause colour fading. Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Blistering

Experiencing bubbles resulting from loss of adhesion and lifting of the paint film? Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.

Alligatoring

Experiencing patterned cracking in the surface of the paint film resembling the regular scales of an alligator? Find out more with our Dulux Tech Guide.