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Flaking paint occurs when cracked paint begins peeling off its original substrate. At first, the problem appears as hairline cracks in the paint, but will worsen over time if the problem is not fixed.
Paint cracking on walls, ceilings, and exterior surfaces happens due to a variety of causes, one of the most common being poor preparation of a surface prior to painting.
Why Does Paint Crack & Flake?
How to Fix Cracked or Flaking Paint
Efflorescence is considered the "mother of all painting problems" as it is a common issue usually visible on interior concretes. The process involves the water passing through a concrete wall, as the water comes to the surface and evaporates, it leaves salt behind. The salt substance forms stains that is either in the form of drip marks or steady patches.
If Efflorescence is not treated sooner, it will give birth to other painting problems. To prevent efflorescence, identify where the defects come from.
Prevalent Reasons to why Efflorescence on Walls Develop
How to Address Efflorescence
Paint can start to peel a few days to several years after applying a fresh coat of paint. It is common on drywalls and old plaster ceilings, but bathrooms, wooden decks, trims, sidings, and window frames can also be affected by this problem.
Paint peeling occurs when there is a loss of adhesion between the paint and the surface it is placed on. This loss of adhesion can be caused by a number of factors.
Why Does Paint Peel?
How to Fix Peeling Paint
Paint bubbles can form long after the paint on your walls and ceiling has dried. It is recommended to take the necessary steps to avoid this problem before it occurs.
Paint blisters or bubbles occur when the paint film lifts from the underlying surface. The loss of adhesion between the paint film and surface is usually caused by heat, moisture or a combination of both. This condition eventually leads to peeling.
Why Does Paint Bubble or Blister?
How to Prevent Paint from Bubbling or Blistering
How to Fix Paint Bubbles
Chalking is the formation of fine powder on the surface of the paint due to weathering. All paints chalk to some degree; it is a normal, desirable way for the paint film to wear. Quality paints may chalk mildly, but still maintain a sound surface for many years.
Medium and heavy chalking can cause color fading. Severe chalking makes repainting a problem because it does not provide a good surface to which new paint can adhere.
What Causes Paint to Chalk?
How to Fix Chalking Paint
Alligatoring is a term used to describe a patterned cracking in the paint film resembling the scales of an alligator. These cracks generally do not expose the substrate.
What are Possible Causes of Alligatoring?
How to Prevent or Fix Paint from Alligatoring
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