Wax Bleeding

Apr 19, 2023 | Uncategorized

Wax bleeding is a discoloration on the paint. It may appear as dirt collection, but it can not be cleaned with bleach. An excessive amount of wax can lead the paint to peel.

Possible Causes of Wax Bleeding:

  • Any type of stains that come from waxy substances.
  • Those stains can cause the wax to bleed through the primer and paint. Making it look as a dirt collection or mildew.
  • The waxy substance can be felt as waxy or oily.


Test it with bleach before assuming it is wax bleeding because if it is not, the bleach will be able to take off the discoloration; however, if it is wax bleeding, bleach will have no effect on it. You will need to scrub the area with the correct kind of cleaner and rinse with plain water. Then you would have to re-scrub and do the whole process again. Afterward, you will let it dry for a couple of hours, and then you can apply the primer.