Today's discerning interior architectural paint consumers value paints that offer a variety of benefits such as low odour and low volatile organic compounds (VOC) with improved application and enduse performance attributes such as flow and levelling, scrub and stain resistance. Stain resistance is the ability of the coating surface to withstand discoloration caused by contact with various types of stains. There is a concerted effort in the coating industry to develop interior water-based paints with improved stain resistance to hydrophilic and hydrophobic stains. Achieving stain-resistant properties for paints requires a combination of tailored polymer dispersions, balanced paint-formulation ingredients ...
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