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5 Reasons For A New Exterior Paint Job

Updated: Apr 27

Most homeowners do a great job of maintaining the interior of their home, it only makes sense since it's where you spend most of your time. But neglecting the maintenance of the exterior of your home can cause severe damage not only to the outside surface of your house, but more costly and extensive damages to the interior of the home. Think of the siding, roofing, and exterior of your home as a jacket. A jacket helps keep you warm and dry, therefor preventing you from getting sick. It's the same concept when it comes to your home. A well maintained exterior will keep the inside of your home dry and warm during the cold and rainy season and keep the inside climate controlled during the warmer seasons, as well as prevent undetected damage to the structure of your home such as dry rot. Here are our

Top 5 Reasons your paint jobs is failing and it’s time to have it addressed before it’s too late!!

  1. Blistering Paint

Blistering paint through out the siding of your house is a sure sign that you have moisture trapped between the coating and the siding material. This defect is commonly found on wood and fiberboard siding when not properly prepared prior to coating, blistering can also occur from applying solvent based coating on high temperature surfaces. It is highly recommended to have blistering paint addressed as soon as possible to prevent trapped moisture from rotting the surface of your home.

2. Alligatoring Paint

Alligatoring paint is commonly seen in older homes when Oil based paint was frequently used. If that's the case you know that the paint job is passed its life expectancy and should be addressed. With that said it is still possible to experience alligatoring with new paint job. Often times what causes this to happen is improper prep or improper application process. Two common causes for this issue is the use of a softer base coat such as a latex based primer under a harder solvent based paint coating, as well as applying multiple coats before properly allowing drying time in-between coats.

3. Chalking paint

Chalking is a normal sign of wear when it comes to exterior paint. Its usually the sign you look for to determine it time to freshen it up. But often time this can be a sign of excessive weathering caused by extreme heat or even excessive rain. Another common cause for your exterior paint job to be caulking is from low quality coating products or interior coating used for the exterior.

4. Cracking

Cracking usually is the beginning stages of paint coating on it's way to complete failure. When you start to notice hair line cracks this is a sure sign that the coating is starting to fail and it's well on its way to start chipping and flaking off the surface.

5. Flaking Paint

If you're noticing excessive flaking , it's time to have your home surface repainted. This is caused when the coating has completely failed to adhere to the surface it was applied too. Often due to low quality products, poor preparation , thin coating and weather conditions during application can all be the cause to premature failure.

Take these 5 common signs that your exterior paint job is failing into account when considering if it's time to invest on a new professional paint job. EPC has a combined 30 years of experience in the painting industry. Give us a call today for your free Exterior Painting Evaluation - 914-315-4201

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