Natural wear and tear over time is inevitable, and it is true for your house paint as well. Additionally, If you’re considering moving and your place needs a fresh coat of paint, getting a paint job might prove to be a good decision and increase the value of your house.
Here are some paint problems that may become apparent over time, indicating it is time to get a fresh look –
- Mildew – Mildew is a type of fungus, which grows indoors can pose serious health risks. Inhalation of spores may cause coughing, sore throat, and respiratory problems. Mildew often grows in places where there is dampness and/or lack of direct sunlight. However, low quality acrylic paint or the use of oil-based paint can also be the reason.
Therefore, bathrooms and kitchens are prone to this fungus infestation.
- Alligatoring – Paint shrinks into individual islands, exposing the previous surface. It may happen because of the application of a topcoat before the undercoat is dry. Temperature fluctuations may cause natural aging of oil-based paints which can result in alligatoring, often making it unavoidable. Complete removal of oil paint by scraping and using acrylic paints in their stead would be a good decision.
- Peeling – Peeling can be the result of painting over wet wood or seepage of moisture through the paint (possible reasons – worn-out caulk, leaks in walls, and roof). Lower quality paint, again, can result in peeling. Identifying and eliminating the source of moisture, though not always possible, can be helpful.
- Chalking – Some low quality, highly pigmented paints tend to give rise to a dusty surface on the paint. This often happens because of the rain or the application of interior paint on outdoor surfaces. Removal of chalk residue with a stiff bristle brush and rinsing thoroughly may help. However, if that doesn’t suffice, applying acrylic primer and then repainting is necessary.
- Blistering – Forming of Blisters is usually due to moisture or improper painting. Application of enamel or oil paint over a damp surface or seepage of moisture is what causes blistering.
- Flaking or Flaking – Using a low-quality paint with poor adhesion and flexibility is often the reason for flaking and cracking. Other possible reasons may be over thinning the paint or poor surface preparation. If the cracking is not deep and doesn’t go down to the substrate, it may be possible to scrape it off.
Or you might just want to get a new and fresh look for your ‘Home Sweet Home’.
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While some problems are easy to treat and even prevent, a lot of times it is due to an inadequate or improper job by the painter. Investing in quality paint that lasts is better than cheaper alternatives that will require rework sooner or later. Paint Job by a professional is worth the money you’ll be putting in. Consider Visiting House painters in Auckland and decide based on your needs.