UGANDA, Kampala | Real Muloodi News | When it comes to weather proofing your house, implementing solutions early on is the best way forward. It can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. As the rainy season is upon us, problems like paint peeling become more announced.
This article includes a few recommendations to help protect your wall paint from the weather. But first, let’s understand what would lead to paint peeling off of your walls.
Both extreme hot and cold conditions can cause your wall paint to peel off. Since the weather is not something you control, put in place proofs to protect your walls.
This can include consulting an expert before buying paint and understanding the weather of your area – some paints dry quicker than others. For example, when the weather is too hot, the paint dries before it can fully bind to the surface. Thus, the paint cracks and peels off.
With colder environments like wetlands, it is advisable to use an undercoat to hold the final paint onto the wall. Otherwise, cold weather shrinks walls, and when this happens, the paint cracks and eventually fades off the wall.
Poor Paint Application
Sometimes a poorly done paint job is better not to have done it at all. Maybe the painter you hired didn’t do the foundation well enough. Or perhaps the brushes they used were of poor quality and not suitable for the job. A combination of all these factors can cause your paint to peel off quickly.
To save yourself this problem, hire an expert and experienced painter. Experts understand paint, paintbrushes, and how their application affects the result.
For example, interior, ceiling, and outdoor walls have different paint requirements. Outdoor walls need heavy layers of paint because the weather directly affected them. In contrast, ceilings require a lighter coat of paint. A heavier application can easily fall off.
Little or Zero Surface Preparation
For paint to last long, prepare the surface before applying it. Dirty or mouldy surfaces cannot hold paint firmly. Therefore, before applying paint on your walls, clean them thoroughly, removing all dust and mould.
Choose the Right Paint
Choose high-quality paint for your walls. Buying paint from a trusted dealer will save you paint of poor quality that peels off or fades fast.
When the authenticity of your paint is in doubt, consult an expert professional painter. Painters can tell the difference between fake or premium quality paint.
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