Storage Defect – Foul Smell

Storage Defect – Foul Smell

When the microbes attack the organic matter present in the wet paint formulations, bad odour or foul smell emanates. This defect mostly happens with water based paints.

Possible Causes

Prevention

Solutions

Storing paints for longer duration Store only till the pot life mentioned. Discard the paint as suggested by the manufacturer.
Storing paints even after pot life. This happens since, the microbial agents in the paint formulation become inactive after the expiry date. Use the paint immediately after thinning.
Thinning the paint with Contaminated Water Do not retain thinned paints for longer periods.

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