Interior Paint Problems
Increase in gloss or sheen of paint film
when subjected to rubbing, scrubbing or having an object
brush up against it...
Bubbles resulting from localized loss of
adhesion and lifting of the paint film from the underlying
Undesirable sticking together of two painted
surfaces when pressed together (e.g., a door sticking to
Loss of caulk's initial adhesion and
flexibility, causing it to crack and/or pull away from the
surfaces to which it is applied...
Cracking - Flaking
The splitting of a dry paint film through
at least one coat as a result of aging, which ultimately
will lead to complete failure of the paint. In its early
stages, the problem appears as hairline cracks; in its
later stages, flaking occurs...
Foaming - Cratering
Formation of bubbles (foaming) and
resulting small, round concave depressions (cratering)
when bubbles break in a paint film, during paint
application and drying...
Appearance of a denser color or increased gloss where wet
and dry layers overlap during paint application...
Deep, irregular cracks resembling dried mud
in dry paint film...
Black, gray or brown spots or areas on the surface of
paint or caulk...
An effect of non-uniform color that can
appear when a wall is painted with a roller, but is
brushed at the corners. The brushed areas generally appear
darker, resembling the "frame" of a "picture". Also,
sprayed areas may be darker than neighboring sections that
are brushed or rolled. Picture framing can also refer to
Poor Scrub Resistance
Wearing away or removal of the paint
film when scrubbed with a brush, sponge or cloth...
Poor Sheen Uniformity
Shiny spots or dull spots (also
known as "flashing") on a painted surface; uneven gloss...
Poor Stain Resistance
Failure of the paint to resist
absorption of dirt and stains...
Poor Flow - Leveling
Failure of paint to dry to a smooth
film, resulting in unsightly brush and roller marks after
the paint dries...
Failure of dried paint to obscure or "hide"
the surface to which it is applied...
Roller Marks - Stipple
Unintentional textured pattern left in
the paint by the roller...
Tendency of a roller to throw off small
droplets of paint during application...
Downward "drooping" movement of the paint film
immediately after application, resulting in an uneven
Concentration of water-soluble
ingredients on the surface of a latex paint, typically on
a ceiling surface in rooms that have high humidity (e.g.,
shower, bathroom, kitchen); may be evident as tan or brown
spots or areas, and can sometimes be glossy, soapy or
A rough, crinkled paint surface, which
occurs when uncured paint forms a "skin"...
Development of a yellow cast in aging
paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints
or clear varnishes...