Yellowing

Yellowing

Yellowing refers to the development of a yellow cast in aging paint – most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes.

POSSIBLE CAUSES

  • The oxidation of solvent-based paint or varnish.
  • Heat from ovens, radiators and heating ducts.
  • A lack of light (behind pictures or appliances, or inside cupboards, for example).

SOLUTION
Use top-quality water-based paints, or non-yellowing varnish.

Solvent-based paints tend to yellow, particularly when applied to areas that are protected from sunlight.

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