Kinds of Paint Problems and How To Fix Them 

Some minor paint problems are easy to deal with and do not require repair as they are barely noticeable. However, other paint issues are too visible and need immediate attention to avoid the situation from worsening. This blog will tackle some of the most common paint problems and how to solve them. 
  1. Blistering/Bubbling – This problem can appear on any painted surface, including metal, wood, plaster, and drywall. Heat and moisture are the two common culprits of blistering paints. This can happen when the paint is exposed to intense sunlight or heat or if a newly painted surface is exposed to rain, water, or high humidity. 
 Solution: Determine whether the cause of the problem is heat or moisture. If it is because of moisture, solve the problem by fixing plumbing problems and increasing ventilation. If heat is at fault, remove blisters and the underlying paint. Prepare the surface and repaint it, making sure that the temperature is 90º F. 
  1. Cracks and Flakes – These paint problems usually start from tiny, vein-like lines and grow into huge dry flakes. This is a typical result of insufficient surface preparation or applying a very thin coating. It could also be a result of improper application or years of use. 
Solution: If the damage is not yet extensive, you can perform some DIY repair. You can remove all the cracking and flaking paint, clean and prime the surface, then repaint the spots that need repair. Suppose the problem is too extensive and you don’t have the confidence to perform a repair. In that case, you can call a reliable painting contractor to do the work. 
  1. Peeling – Both interior and exterior walls can be affected by this problem, and the primary reasons are improper surface preparation and application. It could also be a result of excessive moisture. 
For interior surfaces, excessive moisture from the basement and foundation is the most common culprit. But it can also be a result of bad habits in cooking and showering. As for exterior walls, clogged gutters, leaky roofs, and interior moisture can be the reason for peeling paints.   Solution: If the problem affects your internal walls, solve the problem by improving your property’s interior ventilation. As for outdoor surfaces, you can have the issue fixed by removing the peeling paint, preparing the surface, and repainting properly. 
  1. Chalking usually occurs during the hot, sunny season and is visible mainly on flat, pale-coloured paints. In some cases, chalking is after a long time as exposure to weather changes causes paint pigments to be released in the air. Another more common reason is the use of low-quality or interior paint for an external surface. Over-thinning of paint before the application can also cause this to happen. 
Solution: This problem can be easily solved through power washing and treating the surface with a TSP solution. Rinse properly after applying the TSP solution and wait for it to dry thoroughly before applying a new and high-quality paint intended for outdoor surfaces.