Found These Signs? It Is Time for A New Paint Job!
A new paint job may not be far around the corner. It’s important to do regular checks of your home or business and look out for signs of a deteriorating paint job. After these checks, you may find that it is time to get a new paint job. A paint job that lasts is important to keeping curb appeal high and your dollars down.
There are several reasons that causes paint to deteriorate and those signals are pretty obvious, you should watch out for them. Take a walk and look around your property. Look for paint that show signs of deterioration and consider to call interior and exterior house painter to repaint them so your home look fresh and guest-ready.
Blistering or bubbling happens because paint has lost its adhesion and starts to pull away from previous walls. Paint loose its adhesion due to exposure to high heat. In another way, blistering and bubbling happens because paint won’t adhere completely when you apply it to a hot surface.
Peeling is a result of prolonged sun damage that cause those blisters burst open. Now, because it receive more sunlight the exposed areas will get worse and continue to peel and blister, breaking down the paint on the surface.
Fading or bleaching is another common paint issue that will certainly happen. It not as easy as peeling to notice because it happens slowly. Like another signs we have mentioned before, the main culprit is direct sun light. We suggest you to take a picture when your paint is freshly applied and compare it several years later. That way you can see the color’s differences.
Chalking looks similar to fading but it has distinct cause. Chalking appear due to chemical alteration by ultraviolet rays that create a layer of white dust above of the topcoat. It won’t go away with a simple paint over because it won’t adhere to the surface and might result in further issue.
Cracking or Staining Stucco- Your stucco should not be cracking, cracking stucco results in further damage as moisture and water enters these areas, making them crack and become damaged even more.
Mildew grows when moisture doesn’t evaporate and they eat away the paint. We fully against the idea of simply painting over mildew without cleaning and prepping the surface. If you just simply repainting, the mildew will eventually come through again.
So, you might asked when should you apply new paint. Well, there is no direct answer to that, it depends on multiple variables. You can use the signs we talked about before as indicators. But to get complete judgement, you have to take into consideration the amount of exposure to elements of your home. Whether that is a hot sunny day or wet with moisture. Check your paint regularly to keep you one top of these issues and reduce the risk of costly repairs.