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Paint rejection

Problem - Paint rejection
Paint rejection may occur as soon as the paint is applied, producing stripes and round concave depressions or craters on the paint film.

Possible causes

  • The surface is dirty or greasy.
  • The surface is too hard.
  • Use of unsuitable paint.


Clean the surface with Tikkurila Maalipesu (Cleaning Agent) according to instructions on the label, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.

Sand the glossy surface and remove the dust and residue.

Apply primer and finish with a suitable Tikkurila paint according to instructions.