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Poor Print Resistance
Tendency of paint film to take on imprint of an object that is placed on it (e.g. a shelf, table, window sill or countertop with books, dishes and other objects on them).

Possible Cause:
Use of low quality semi-gloss or gloss paint.
Putting a painted surface back into use before the paint has fully dried.

Use top quality acrylic semi-gloss or gloss latex paint. Low quality paints can have poor print resistance, especially in warm, damp conditions. Acrylic latex paints generally have better print resistance than vinyl latex paints. Fully cured alkyd paints also have excellent print resistance. Make sure the recommended "cure" time is allowed for the paint before anything is placed on it. Cool or humid conditions require more curing time.

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