Aug 31, 2017

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

Possible Causes:

  1. Use of matt paint in highly trafficked areas, where a higher sheen level would be desirable.
  2. Frequent washing and spot cleaning.
  3. Objects (furniture, for example) rubbing against the walls.
  4. Use of lower grades of paint with poor stain and scrub resistance 5. Washing the painted surface with cleaning product containing ammonia.


  1. Paint heavy wear areas that require regular cleaning (e.g., doors, window sills and trim) with a top quality washable product like Rainbow Long life Acrylic Sheen, because this type of paint offers both durability and easier cleaning capability.
  2. In high traffic areas, choose Rainbow Eggshell or Gloss Paint rather than a matt finish.
  3. Clean painted surfaces with a soft cloth or sponge and General Purpose cleaner; rinse with clean water.