Even when you take every precaution, use all the right supplies, follow all the professional directions – there is still a chance that your next paint job will experience some sort of failure. Sometimes the failure comes simply from time and exposure. Here are some common paint failures and what you can do to cure them.
Moisture is a common paint failure. When your paint is exposed to the elements, such as rain, snow and even morning dew, it can lead to problems. You can help keep these problems at bay by making sure the construction of your home is in top shape, and the maintenance is up to par. You can also apply a water-repellent around the edges and ends of the boards.
Temperature blisters are another problem you might face. These blisters in the paint occur when the paint is exposed to high temperatures during the early stages of painting. The best way to avoid these blisters is by painting with the sun – in other words, follow the sun around your house as you paint to ensure that the freshly-painted areas are not left exposed to direct sunlight and excessive heat.
Cracking and peeling is a problem that often occurs when you are repainting a surface. Failure to properly prep the surface is likely to lead to cracking and peeling. Taking your time and putting in the effort to ensure that the surface is ready for a new coat of paint is the best way to avoid this time of paint failure.
It is important to remember that it is worth the extra money to invest in quality paint and a professional application. As with any other type of product, you do get what you pay for, and this is especially true with paint. Invest your money now to avoid the added expense of repainting sooner because of paint failures.