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The best way to avoid the most common paint problems is to understand them before tackling this can-be-intimidating project.
Color is essential in defining a room – it evokes a feeling, mood, or response from all who enter. So, it is natural for you to want to give your space a makeover to best share your unique vibe. But you don't want to do it at the risk of a poor outcome.
So understanding the pitfalls first – before you grab a brush or roller – will help you get the beautiful results you deserve.
Here are five of the most common paint problems Colorado Painting has experienced.
Now that you know some of the difficulties some people experience in painting, we can look at the causes. More importantly, we can talk about how to fix them.
Cracks in your paint job mean that the paint did not adhere to the surface correctly.
That's usually the result of three possible reasons:
How to fix cracked paint:
You may ask yourself this question: Can you paint over cracking paint? Unfortunately, adding more paint over this poor surface will not fix your issue.
But here's the good news.
Although the repair is time-consuming, it is a relatively simple problem to fix.
Flaky paint usually results from using an old or low-quality primer or paint.
Avoid the urge to "use up" old paint in the garage from a decade ago just because you spent money on it – this will only lead to more headache and paint later.
How to fix flaky paint:
Like the previous problem, you cannot take shortcuts or hide this poor finish.
Here's what to do:
Similarly to one of the previous common paint problems – paint cracking – pain bubbling indicates that the product did not adhere well to the surface.
Generally, this comes from one of these two things:
The paint may somewhat grip to the surface in most places, but other areas may have too much "slip," and that is where bubbles or blisters form.
How to fix bubbly or blistered paint:
If your wall was clean at the start of your project, you might have oil-based paint underneath – hire Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting for professional results. We have the correct bonding primer to switch from older oil-based paints to modern-day latex and the experience to give you the best finish. It is one of the common paint problems our pros see in mid-century or older homes.
However, if you have an oil-splattered or dirty wall on your hands, you can fix this problem yourself.
Paint runs or drips indicate that you loaded too much product into the brush or roller – one of the most common paint mistakes for an enthusiastic DIYer.
Fortunately, most notice this issue pretty quickly. Stop as soon as you notice it and address it immediately.
How to fix running or dripping paint:
How to grab the correct amount of paint with your brush:
Poor texture arises from poor preparation, and it's usually the same culprit – a dirty or gritty wall. Some inexperienced painters get so excited to start their projects that they don't even consider cleaning first.
This common paint problem is similar to bubbling and blistering – and you can fix it the same way.
Painting looks easy when you look at the DIY sharers on Pinterest – but it does take practice, knowledge, and excellent preparation.
If you want a flawless finish that will impress your visitors, you might find it more convenient to rely on the Colorado Commercial & Residential Painting professionals. We will give you the luxe look you desire.