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Poor washing resistance

Problem - Poor washing resistance
Wearing away or removal of the paint film when washed.

Possible causes

  • Use of paint unsuited to the surface.
  • Use of overly aggressive cleaning agents.
  • Paint not allowed to dry properly before washing.


Clean the surface with Tikkurila Maalipesu (Cleaning Agent) according to instructions on the label, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Finish with a suitable Tikkurila paint according to instructions. The glossier the finish, the better its durability and washability.

Allow the paint to dry properly. Washing resistance is achieved only when the paint film has completely hardened. Follow the instructions on the label.