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Floating is a term used to describe a mottled, splotchy or streaked appearance exhibited by a paint film. Floating is due to separation and uneven distribution of different pigments in the paint. Difference between floating and flooding is that, in flooding color varies along the depth of the film and the film appears uniform horizontally,owing to migration of one or several pigments to the surface. On the other hand, in floating, changes are localized on the panel and color is not uniform horizontally.