Time goes by, and the exterior paint starts to crumble, pollutants cling to the siding, and the mosses/humidity leave their traces on the wall.
While your exterior paint in Horsham PA eventually deteriorates and requires repainting, if it’s happening too soon, too quickly, you need to find out the unnatural cause.
In this article, we will be taking a quick look at some of the most common causes of exterior paint deterioration and how to change the situation.
Humidity can sometimes settle on your siding.
It can be visible on the bottom of the exterior walls accompanied by paint crumbling.
If the moisture is visible from the inside, call a professional to inspect the entire siding, you could be having a bigger problem.
You can also do quick checks on drainage, piping, gutters, and have any damaged areas fixed.
2. Debris, Dirt, And Dust
There is nothing much you can do about the dirt about debris flying about.
The only solution here is a cleaning of the siding, treating it against mold/mildew, and applying a new coat of paint when the time comes.
New exterior paint formulations now make it possible to “slide” dirt particles away by rendering the surface of the siding non-adherent.
Mushrooms, lichens, and mosses must be treated to remove them and prevent their recurrence on your siding.
3. Improper Paint application
If your previous paint was not properly applied, paint failure might appear much sooner than you can expect.
If the siding was not cleaned before applying the paint, drying time was not observed, or application of a specific undercoat or a preventive treatment was neglected, it’s not uncommon to end up with peeling paint.
To avoid too rapid degradation, we recommend hiring a professional painting contractor.
The Bottom line
Painting a wall or a ceiling, and even any exterior wall, may seem simple at first.
Many homeowners believe that it is enough to clean the siding, apply a coat of primer and paint with the paint of your choice.
Indeed, painting is a fairly complex job, and if you do not know the tricks of the trade, you risk having surprises once the paint dries.
A paint of poor quality or inconsistent with the original paint will cause a lot of damage after drying.
But climatic conditions can also impact the final decorative rendering.
If you paint during hot weather, that is to say beyond 25° to 30° depending on the paint. The paint will dry too quickly.
Generally, the substrate is often the cause of paint problems.
A poorly prepared siding or even a damp wall will cause a lot of damage after the paint has dried.
The painter must identify the type of substrate material to choose the best paint that will avoid the issues of delamination, cracking, or blistering of paint.
These symptoms are indicative of a paint problem and only appear after the paint has dried.
You must, therefore, pay particular attention to the preparatory stages before repainting your exterior.
If you need any professional help repainting your home exterior, Aspen Painting can assist.
We offer professional residential staining and painting services in areas of Horsham, Ambler, Dresher, Ft. Washington, and Blue Bell.
Call us today on 215-773-8422 for a FREE estimate to get started.