Problems And Solutions To DIY Paint Job

19 Nov

Since not all painting jobs are perfect, it would really be possible to face several painting errors. When this happens, you should not worry. There are several touch up tips that you can do in order to create a properly done painting job. Here are some of the common painting problems and their solutions:

Blisters- You will know if this is the problem when you have observed round elevated paint films on your new paint job. It naturally occurs when moisture has been shut in. Paint experts say tha women’s jackets t it could be an application of solvent based paint to a dampened wall.

Although the end result is the same, blisters and bubbles are actually caused by two different things. Blistering occurs when the upper layer of paint loses adhesion and separates from older layers. Typically, this happens after the paint has dried completely, and there are no good guidelines for determining if or when it will occur. The problem can crop up within a day, or not until a year later.

The most common cause of blistering is applying paint to a damp or wet surface. Allow the substrate to dry completely before priming and painting. If there is a continual moisture problem (in a leaky basement, for example), it must be corrected before painting.

It’s also important to let the paint dry before exposing it to wet conditions. The weather channel is your friend! Avoid painting within four hours of a rainstorm; high humidity often causes blisters (sometimes water-filled) to form. If the surface drys out quickly, sometimes these will disappear. If a bubble remains after the surface dries, however, you’ll need to scrape it off and repaint.

Peeling- Peeling occurs in the presence of moisture. This could be because of a wet substrate. For some paint, it may be because of high ph level. As a result, the new paint fails to stick to your walls.

Peeling paint usually indicates that the paint did not adhere to the surface during painting. This happens when paint is applied to damp wood, loose or flaking paint, or a dirty or greasy surface.

Peeling paint usually calls for repainting. To avoid peeling paint in the future, thoroughly wash the siding surface and be sure to completely scrape loose paint from it. Sand and fill any nicks and gouges, prime before repainting, and paint only in dry weather.. Buy a new one. Apply paint in moderate speed and even strokes.

Cracks or Flakes

Dry paint sometimes cracks or flakes through at least one coat due to aging, which ultimately will lead to complete failure of the paint. In its early stages, the problem appears as hairline cracks; in its later stages, flaking occurs.

What Causes It?

Cracking and flaking can be caused by the following:

* Using a lower-quality paint that has inadequate adhesion and flexibility.
* Overthinning or overspreading the paint when applying it.
* Inadequately preparing the surface, or applying the paint to bare wood without first applying a primer.
* Excessive alkyd paint hardens and becomes brittle as the paint job ages.

How to Solve It
To solve cracking and flaking, first remove all loose and flaking paint with a scraper or wire brush. Then, sand the surface and feather the edges.

If the flaking occurs in multiple layers of paint, you may need to use a filler.

Prime bare wood areas before repainting. Using a top-quality primer and topcoat should prevent a recurrence of this problem.

These are plenty of other problems that you can encounter in doing paint jobs. Therefore, it is best to educate yourself on how to know the basics of painting and general principles in application of paint. Otherwise, better call an experienced handyman to do the job for you. You can save more time and trouble if you got the professional to do it for you.


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