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EXTERIOR COLOUR FADE
Description:
UV breakdown of certain colorants, typically synthetic, resulting is a color shift in the paint film

Cause(s):
Use of a lower quality paint, leading to rapid degradation (chalking) of the paint film
Use of a paint color that is vulnerable to UV radiation (most notably certain bright reds blues, and yellows)
Over-tinting a base

Solution(s):
Use a quality exterior house paint in durable colors (natural pigments)
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