There are a number of different problems your home’s exterior can develop. Paint can peel, blister and crack. Often homeowners wonder why their paint is breaking down and if the affected areas can be repainted. When the paint begins to break down, the materials of the home exterior will be exposed to the elements. Bill Engler Painting will share the different types of painting problems, why they occur and how to repair these common exterior paint problems.
How Do You Fix Peeling Exterior Paint?
When paint begins to peel, it can be due to a number of different problems. One common reason why paint will peel is due to the paint’s age. Older paint will begin to peel eventually. However, if you have recently painted over an older coat of paint with a new coat of paint, it may peel. It is important to remove all of the older paint before you paint over it. Another reason why paint will peel can be due to moisture. If water makes its way into a crack or behind the paint, the paint will peel off and often in large pieces. Depending on the material that is being painted, it is important to use a primer. If a primer wasn’t used beforehand, the paint can peel off the surface. To prevent paint from peeling, you will want to pressure clean, scrape and sand off the old paint. Depending on the existing surface, you may only need to pressure clean the surface. Wooden surfaces will need to be sanded and scrapes clean. Next, you will want to allow the exterior surfaces of the home to completely dry out. Before you begin painting, apply a primer first to ensure the paint adheres to the surface.
Why is My Exterior Paint Blistering & How Do I Fix?
Blistering paint is another common problem that affects exterior paint. Blistering can develop due to moisture. Moisture from dew, humidity, and rain causes the paint to blister. Blistering can also occur with the surface has grease, oil, dirt and other contaminates, which will prevent the paint from adhering to the surface. Lastly, heat can also cause blistering. If the paint was applied to a hot surface the paint has already been compromised which will eventually lead to blistering. To prevent blistering you will want to make sure to properly prep the surface before painting. The surface will need to be pressure cleaned and loose paint scraped or sanded off. Next, you will want to pick a perfect day to have the outside of your home painted. You do not want to paint in the extreme heat or on rainy or super humid days.
Can You Paint Over Alligatoring Cracks?
When the paint begins to crack and form the pattern of alligator skin, this in known as alligatoring. Alligatoring is most common among oil-based paint. Oil-based paints is not a popular type of paint and is not recommended to be used on the home’s exterior. If oil based paint was used outside of your home, it is recommended to repaint the home’s exterior.
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When painting your home’s exterior it is very important the home’s exterior is properly cleaned and prepped, and that a good quality paint is used for your home’s exterior. For quality painting services, contact Bill Engler Painting.