I've found some bits in your paint, can you advise?

Occasionally, small lumps or "bits" can sometimes form on the surface of some of our paints. This phenomenon is called skinning and almost always forms during transportation or when a tub of paint has been opened and stored. Paints with a high latex content are particularly prone to skinning.

There are a couple of reasons this occurs:

Where flexible plastic packaging is used, it can deform and bend slightly during transportation, causing small leaks and thus drying out the paint surface.

The storage conditions themselves, e.g. high temperature or strong sunlight, will accelerate the drying process in such cases where the seal has been slightly broken (which can be invisible to the human eye).

Tikkurila does, of course, try to minimise these instances in terms of the formulas and raw materials we use, the packaging (e.g. by using stiffer metal lids), storage conditions in our warehouse and in transit, but when using third party couriers, these instances occasionally do still occur.

If you do experience skinning of your paint we recommend using a paint strainer to remove. The quality of the paint will not be affected.

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