Exterior house painting is a big project. A successful exterior paint job requires experience, product knowledge, proper preparation and the use of proper tools and materials. Doing it on your own or hiring an inexperienced contractor may result in exterior paint problems. Hiring a professional and experienced house painting company will ensure that you receive the best paint job.
Here are some of the most common exterior paint problems to be aware of:
Chalking: Chalking is the formation of white powder on the surface of the paint film. This usually happens when there’s a chemical breakdown in the paint caused by poor priming and overly thinned-out paint.
Blistering: Blistering happens when moisture is trapped in the wall surface or when the exterior of the house is painted in excessive heat.
Peeling: Peeling is the most common type of paint problem. When the surface is not properly cleaned of dirt, dust and grease or you have painted over old paint, moisture can cause the paint to peel off.
Cracking: Poor surface preparation and applying paint on a wall without removing the previous layer of paint are the main cause of paint cracking. Also, spreading the paint too thinly on a rough surface and painting without priming the wall can cause cracking.
Mildew: Mildew occurs when you use low quality paint with an inadequate amount of mildewcide. Painting over areas where mildew is already present guarantees that mildew will return.
Mottling: Mottling is a variation in paint color that occurs from the uneven distribution of metallic flakes. Mottling usually happens when the surface is painted during too cold or too humid weather conditions.
With years of experience in exterior house painting, Ed’s Painting & Construction knows how to give you a professionally painted home that will last for decades. Our painting jobs are made to last and are done with the highest quality materials possible. To speak to our exterior house painting contractors, call 201-582-6663 or 845-213-3188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.