"Green Dust" on new paint

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I have just finished decorating a new extension and seem to have a problem with a "green dust" forming on the newly painted white skirting board!
It forms in small patches and looks awful!
Fortunately it is dry and wipes off with a dry duster. The skirting is MDF, has been primed, undercoated and finished with Dulux Trade Eggshell. The rooms are dry and there is no evidence of "mould" anywhere.
Has anyone got any ideas
a) What the "green dust" may be?
b) What may be causing it?
c) How might I stop it forming?
Any suggestions welcome.
Thanks
Paul
 
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No idea at this time what is causing this to happen, was this problem evident before you painted the skirts or only after.

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A pic might help to identify the problem, but in the meantime, is it possible that it could be dust from fibreboard underlay working it's way out from beneath a laminate floor? :confused:

Thanks, a pic is a good idea. Will do. No fibreboard underlay in property.
I've just re-painted much of the skirting to see if this will remove the problem"! At the same time I wiped all current traces away! Paul
 
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Seeing as you have re-painted them if they return post a pic so we can take a look, must admit though it does sound rather strange.

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Was the MDF moisture resistant, ie the slightly green stuff?
 
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Good old 20 questions. :LOL:

--Object of the game
The Two Rules
Rule #1: Questioners ask Yes-or-No questions
Rule #2: Answerer responds with a Yes or a No
--The two exceptions to Rule #2
"I don't know."
"I can't answer."
Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
--Examples
Targets made of plastic
Targets made of more than one substance
Sampler of Beginning Questions
Unique thing or class of things?
Changing targets on the fly
Alive or dead? Long-dead?
Single homogeneous substance
Parts? How many? Moving parts?
Size?
Shape?
Where found?
Disposable?
Associated with, sports, ptnerophilia, etc.?
Decorative? Functional?
More on Rule #2
Have I ever seen one?
Used more by one class?
Skill in Choosing the Target
Novices Ask Good Questions in a Bad Way
Confusing degree with comparison
Not using "usually"
Appendix (for real-time online play)
Answers must make sense out of context and out of order
"Give us a hint."

Have you got a nice, new, wool, green carpet :?:
 
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