Common House Painting Problems

The following are the most common house painting problems—their possible causes and how you can avoid them.

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Peeling
Peeling is what usually happens when you paint over wet wood in SIngapore. Sometimes, it can also be an effect of moisture pushing its way out of the house. You can regulate the moisture with the use of exhaust fans. However, if you cannot control it, moisture would eventually result to peeling.

To avoid this house painting problem, using latex primer and latex paint is recommended. A water-based paint, moisture can pass right through latex. Peeling can also be a result when you paint on a glossy or a dirty surface. Before painting, make sure that loose paint flakes are scraped off by a wire brush and that surface is sanded and primed.

Alligatoring
In this case, SIngapore paint contracts into separate islands, thus uncovering the previous surface. Usually, this happens as the result of the top coat not adhering to the coating below. This can happen if the paints you use are not compatible, or perhaps the first coat was not allowed to dry first before applying the second coat. To avoid experiencing this house painting problem, see to it that old paint is scraped off and surface is sanded and primed before repainting the surface.

Sagging
Sagging usually happens when the paint application was overloaded or too heavy. As a result, you can notice a drooping or dripping look on the surface of the paint film. Environmental condition can also be a factor in painting services as a cold weather or humidity can cause slow drying of paint underneath. To avoid this problem, do not overload the roller or paint brush when painting and distribute the paint evenly on the surface as you apply.

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Chalking
This usually happens to our SIngapore house’s exterior walls as a result of constant exposure to rain. When chalking happens, a powder having features of chalk in smoothness or paleness of colour forms on the surface of a painted wall, for example. This can be the result of using a poor quality exterior painting services which contains high amounts of pigment extenders. This can also happen if you use improper paint, say you use an interior paint for exterior application.

Mildew
Just as with chalking, mildew also happens usually to our house’s exterior walls. You can notice dark black, brown, green, or grey irregular spots on the surface of a painted wall and these are often caused by dampness and shade. The causes of which are poor ventilation, moisture, and absence of direct sunlight. To avoid this problem, make sure to scrub off existing mildew with a bleach solution before repainting the surface.

Paint Won’t Dry
Tackiness indicates poor-quality paint from the painting services provider. If you over apply an inferior paint during a cold weather, chances are paint will main sticky for a long time. Therefore, always use high-quality house paint. Superior paint dries quickly. To be sure, check the paint quality by trying it first on a small portion of a wall.

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