Painting Tips

Fading Tips

  • Subjective term used to describe the lightening of the color of a pigmented paint following exposure to light, heat, time, temperature, chemicals, etc.
  • The observed fading may result from deterioration of the pigment, the vehicle/binder, or from a decrease in gloss.
  • A separation of the vehicle from the pigment particle in the interior of the film, with the subsequent introduction of micro voids which scatter light, may also be interpreted visually as fading.

Substrate:

Masonry, gypsum plaster, masonite/hardboard, woodwork, metal, polystyrene, galvanized iron or concrete tiles.

Solution:

  • Abrade the surface with a detergent solution and a scrubbing brush, and rinse off with clean water and allow 24 hours for drying.

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