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  • Stop The Peeling Before It’s Too Late: Common Paint Problems

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    With the somewhat warm weather we have now, and we start to get closer to the fall and winter, you want to make sure the exterior of your home is well painted. If you are unsure if you need to paint parts of your house, then be sure to call Reilly Painting for a free estimate. Here are some common problems people have with their paint:

    Painting the whole outside of your house is a major job. But your home may not need a whole paint job. You may be able to spiff up the appearance of your home and extend the life of an entire paint job by several years with regular maintenance and some quick repairs. Whether you decide to paint a porch, the most weathered side of your house, or an outbuilding or two, the general process is the same as painting your whole house.

    You'll need to clean and prep the surface, decide what type of paint to use, and apply the paint. The best time to paint is in late spring or early fall on a dry day that is not too sunny. Temperatures below 40 degrees F and direct hot sun can ruin paint jobs. Inspect your house thoroughly before you paint, and take corrective action to prevent the root causes of paint failure.

    We'll hit on all the basics of exterior painting in his article, starting in this first section with how to deal with various paint problems.

    Peeling
    Peeling is often the result of painting over wet wood. It can also result from moisture within the house pushing its way out. If you cannot control the moisture with exhaust fans, use latex primer and latex paint. Latex allows some moisture to pass right through the paint.

    Another cause of peeling is a dirty or a glossy surface. To undo the damage, all loose paint flakes must be scraped off with a wire brush and the surface must be sanded to smooth sharp edges. Bare spots should be primed before painting.

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