For Your Home
Resolving Common Paint Problems


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


  • Choosing the wrong sheen for the area.
  • Use of a lower quality paint.
  • Use of an overly aggressive scrub medium
  • Inadequate dry time allowed after application of the paint before washing it.
  • Application of the paint in too thin a coat.


Areas that need frequent cleaning require a high quality paint formulated to provide such performance. High traffic areas may require a semigloss or gloss paint rather than a flat paint to provide good scrub resistance. Allow adequate dry time as scrub resistance will not fully develop until the paint is thoroughly cured. Always try washing the painted surface with the least abrasive material and mildest detergent first.