Definition: Deterioration of the paint, resulting in premature and/or excessive loss of gloss.


* Use of an interior paint for an exterior application will cause painting poor gloss retention
* Use of an oil-based paint in areas exposed to ultraviolet light, especially on a southern exposure

Painting Poor Gloss Retention Solutions:

* Surface preparation for a paint showing painting poor gloss retention should be similar to that for chalking. See Chalking for more information.
* Use a high-quality, exterior, water-based latex paint, formulated to resist ultraviolet deterioration.

For More Information: Painting Poor Gloss Retention

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