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Burnishing

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Burnishing

BurnishingIncrease in gloss or sheen of paint film when subjected to rubbing, scrubbing or having an object brush up against it.

Possible Causes:

  • Use of flat paint in highly trafficked areas, where a higher sheen level would be desirable.

  • Frequent washing and spot cleaning.

  • Objects (furniture, for example) rubbing against the walls.

  • Use of lower grades of paint with poor stain and scrub resistance (see Poor Stain Resistance and Poor Scrub Resistance).

Solution:

  • Paint heavy wear areas that require regular cleaning (e.g., doors, window sills and trim) with a top quality latex paint, because this type of paint offers both durability and easier cleaning capability. In high traffic areas, choose a semi-gloss or gloss rather than a flat sheen level. Clean painted surfaces with a soft cloth or sponge and non-abrasive cleansers; rinse with clean water.