When it comes to painting the exterior of your home, it happens on occasion that you encounter problems that need to be resolved.
Some of them are more difficult to fix than others, but overall it is better to tackle these problems early on while they are not disastrous and require an entirely new paint job to fix.
Chalking is an interesting phenomenon that involves color fading, and the appearance of what looks like a fine powder is remarkably like chalk on the surface of the exterior of the home.
Many things can cause this, including the use of low-grade paint that is highly pigmented and possibly the use of a paint that is meant for indoor use on the exterior of a home.
The good news is that the solution to this problem is not nearly as difficult as one might imagine.
It could very well be as simple as scrubbing the exterior with a stiff wire brush to remove the excessive chalk.
If it is too difficult to do this, or if chalking residue remains after all of that scrubbing, it will be necessary to go over the whole exterior with proper exterior base paint.
Once this is done, we can repaint the home in the colors of your choice.
Cracked and flaking paint is one of the most obvious things when you look at it even from a distance.
You see a number of cracks and splintered bits that permeate the entire exterior of the home.
The problem may start with just a simple hairline fracture, but it can develop worse over time.
Several things can cause this problem, one of which is the painting of an exterior without priming the exterior first.
Another thing that can cause this issue is when the paint is spread out too thin or made to be thin through alteration.
The resolution of this problem ultimately will lead to the repainting of the home, unfortunately.
Before we can repaint the exterior, we must remove the flaked or cracked paint with a scraper, and then bare areas need to be sanded, primed, and then repainted.
Early fading is self-explanatory — when a paint job is fading far before it should be.
Several things can cause this, and one of them is the use of indoor paint outdoors, which is something that is not ever recommended.
The solution is pretty much always to remove any chalking that may have occurred due to the paint choice and then to prime and paint the exterior of the home.
It probably should be noted that when the exterior of the home is ultimately repainted, one should use a paint meant for home exteriors.
Frosting the paint problem differs significantly from the frosting with which you might be more familiar.
It is a white substance that is like salt that often will come up in areas on the exterior of a home that doesn’t get the benefit of exposure to rain, dew.
Frosting can be challenging to remove, but it is vital to do so with a wire brush and then to sand the affected surfaces.
We can then apply an alkyd-based primer to the area and a good quality exterior paint.
If you need reliable, durable, and high-quality residential repainting service in Apollo Beach, FL, Brandon, FL/Valrico, FL, or Riverview, FL, our team at American Veteran Painting has got you covered.
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