We all know the signs of a good exterior paint job.Â The color is consistent on the body of the house.Â There is no dirt or dust dried into the paint.Â And finally, the paint smoothly adheres to the surface and is not peeling.Â Sounds like your house, right?Â Yeah, we thought so.Â Most homes have exterior paint problems, whether is was from a rushed job or low quality paint.
We are here to help.Â Below we have outlined some of the most common problems with exterior paint jobs and their causes.Â So now, when you go to correct these problems or repaint your house, you will have the knowledge to make sure your paint is perfect this time around.
Peeling is a very common problem that is often caused from paint being applied to wet wood.Â Even if your wood is dry before painting, peeling can also be caused from moisture wicking through the wood from inside your home.Â The best way to prevent this is to use a latex based paint, such as Mythic paint.Â Latex paint lets the wood to breathe a bit by allowing some moisture to pass through the paint.
Paint that forms blisters can be attributed to improper painting. If you scrape the blisters and find paint behind it, you can confirm it was using oil-based paint in hot weather. The heat will cause a skin to form on the paint trapping gas behind it in a bubble.Â Try painting in cooler weather, or use a latex paint, like Mythic paint.
Paint Won’t Dry
If your paint wonâ€™t dry, it could be an indication of poor quality paint. If you roll or spray a non-premium paint on too thickly or during a day with high humidity, it could remain tacky for a long time. By using Mythic paint, you know you have the best quality paint that will dry quickly.
If you have any questions about the quality of your paint or the best conditions for applying it, be sure to ask your local paint expert!Â We at Mythic wish you happy and successful painting!