Paint can develop many problems and some of them during a painting project. Some will appear shortly after painting, or a few years down the road. Painting problems can occur inside and outside of the home. The question is, what do you do when a painting problem occurs? Most of the paint problem will require some repair or perhaps even a totally new paint job. Bill Engler Painting would like to break down some of the common painting problems and how they should be properly addressed to ensure you have a beautiful home inside and out.
Is it Normal for Paint to Crack?
Paint will often develop cracks when the surface was not properly prepped. Another common reason why paint cracks happens is due to the paint being too thin or there wasn’t enough coats of paint. Additionally, over painting can lead to a problem known as mud cracking. This occurs when there is too much paint and the previous coat of paint wasn’t dry before a new coat was painted. When cracks develop, you will need to remove the flaking paint around the crack and sand down the edges of the crack, using a feathering technique. You will then need to repaint the site of the crack. If you do not have any matching paint you may need to repaint the entire wall or room. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to repair cracks in the paint.
What Does Peeling Paint Indicate?
Both interior and exterior paint is prone to peeling. Peeling is most often due to moisture either in the air or on the wall. When doing an exterior paint job, the outside of the home is washed down to remove dirt and other contaminants. If the outside wasn’t fully dried out before painting, it most often will result in peeling paint. Leaks inside the wall or a lot of moisture inside your home or structure will also cause the paint to peel. The best way to prevent peeling is to paint on a dry surface and on a sunny day. Correcting peeling paint will require removal of the paint, a coat of primer and then repainting of the surface. It is much better to take the time and paint on dry surfaces.
Will Paint Blisters Go Away?
Blistering paint, or better known as bubbles in the paint, is the result of both heat and moisture. Blistering can develop during or after a painting project. Again, if you paint on a wet surface or have a lot of moisture in the air it can result in blistering. However, blistering can also occur when moisture has been introduced while the paint is still drying. If someone takes a shower in a bathroom with wet paint, or it begins to rain right after painting the outside of the home, the paint will blister. When blistering occurs, wait until the paint is fully dry. You will then want to use a drywall sander and remove the bubbles and repaint the affected area.
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These are some of the common paint problems but certainly not all of them. It can be hard to recover a painting project when these problems develop. If you need help correcting a painting problem or need help painting your home, contact Bill Engler Painting today!