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House Paint Tips: Fixing Exterior Paint Problems

Whether your home has clapboard siding, or cedar shingle siding, paired with wood or stone trim, there are a myriad of issues which can arise with its paint over time. As one of the most well-established professional painting companies on Cape Cod and Nantucket, Eagle Painting is adept at correcting problems such as alligatoring, blistering, chalking and peeling and flaking. Our seaside climate is notoriously tough on exterior paint and we’ve never encountered an issue which we didn’t know exactly how to fix.

If you’re considering an exterior painting project for your home or business, and have concerns about its current condition, please take a moment to review the information we’ve provided. If you have any questions at all or would like to arrange a consultation, please call us at 508-428-0053.

Alligatoring

Surface imperfections on the paint film have the appearance of an alligator hide.

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Blistering

Bubbles appear on the surface of the paint resulting from localized loss of adhesion and lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface.

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Chalking

Chalking occurs when the paint film decomposes into a loose powder on the surface. Some degree of chalking is normal, but excessive film erosion can result in heavy chalking.

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Chalk Run-Down

Chalk run-down is the washing down of chalk from an excessively eroding paint onto another area..

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Cracking or Flaking

Cracking or flaking is the splitting of a dry paint film through at least one coat, which can lead to the complete failure of the paint.

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Dirt Pickup

This exterior paint problem occurs when dirt, dust particles, or other debris accumulates on the paint film. This may resemble mildew..

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Efflorescence or Mottling

Efflorescence or mottling is crusty, white mineral salt deposits. These can leach out to the surface on mortar, concrete, or masonry surfaces.

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Fading or Poor Color Retention

Premature or excessive fading of color often occurs on exterior surfaces facing southern and western exposures..

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Frosting

Frosting is a white, salt-like discolored substance on the paint surface. It is most noticeable on dark tints.

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Lap Marks

Lapping is the appearance of a denser color or higher gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during painting..

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Mildew

Mildew appears as black, gray, or brown spots or areas on the paint film or caulk bead.

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Nailhead Rusting

Nailhead rusting appears as reddish-brown stains on the paint surface.

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Paint Incompatibility

Nailhead rusting appears as reddish-brown stains on the paint surface.

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Poor Alkali Resistance

Poor alkali resistance can cause color loss and overall deterioration of paint film on fresh masonry..

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Poor Galvanized Metal Adhesion

This occurs when paint has lost its adhesion to a galvanized metal substrate.

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Poor Gloss Retention

Poor gloss retention causes a rapid loss of gloss in the topcoat.

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