Poor Scrub Resistance
DESCRIPTIONWearing away or removal of the paint film when scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth.
SOLUTIONSAllow adequate dry time, as scrub resistance will not fully develop until the paint is thoroughly cured.
Try washing the painted surface with the least abrasive material – sponge or cloth and water, or the mildest detergent first.
High traffic areas may require a semi-gloss or gloss paint rather than a flat or satin paint to provide good scrub resistance.
Alkyd/oil-based paints are generally more scrubbable than latex coatings.
Exterior products will seldom provide a scrubbable surface as they are softer and more flexible to accommodate the expansion and contraction caused by temperature and humidity changes. Wash exterior surfaces carefully with a mild cleaning solution.