Blushing (Wood)

Problem - Blushing (wood)
A white haze appears on the paint film.

Possible causes

  • Applying alkyd or oil paint on surfaces exposed to sunlight.
  • Dew or moisture condensation on surfaces freshly painted with alkyd or oil paint.
  • High humidity levels during painting or drying.


All paints will lose some of their gloss due to exposure to UV radiation that causes binders to decay. High-quality acrylate paints maintain their gloss well. Prepare wooden surfaces in the same way as chalking surfaces (see Chalking).

Do not paint when there is evening dew or when rain is expected. The best weather for painting is when it is warm and overcast. See the product label for information on painting conditions.

Use a suitable Tikkurila exterior paint.