When you take a stroll around the house you may notice a splitting paint layer due to drying out. It’s usually only the top layer assuming the home has been looked after over the years, but this cracking can lead to complete paint coating failure and core surface exposure that there's no need to expose further to the elements. You may notice hairline cracks that would probably develop into flaking. The old cracking paint needs to be scraped or roughly sanded away and a new paint coat applied. Another unwelcome event is when paint or caulk surfaces begin to show brown (or black) spots. You’re looking at mildew and is most likely due to an area of constant dampness. Mildew and mold have a way of growing into a more serious issue and needs to be cleaned as soon as reasonably possible. Once it is recovered with fresh paint, it will be good to go for many years to come. Poor stain resistance is another noticeable painted surface issue we often see. You can blame inferior paint products most of the time. Inferior paint actually absorbs the dirt, dust, and stains instead of deflecting them.
When you see painted surfaces that have become rough in appearance and seem wrinkly, this phenomenon is actually called ‘wrinkling’. One of the most important aspects of painting outside is determining the right outside temperature when laying down the coats of paint. With wrinkling, it’s likely that the painting was done when minimum temps were not above 50 degrees and the proper curing was not allowed to happen (a skin layer forms while curing), and paint’s adherence is just not strong enough. No matter how great the previous exterior painting job was, time will eventually expose weakness and failure. The goal is to get as much time and value from a fresh painting of your home's exterior for total enjoyment and outstanding curb appeal.
Pro Painters ColSpgs always takes the conditions and potential issues into consideration before any painting project is undertaken. Cracked caulking, or caulk that has pulled away from surfaces near doors and windows or any other area that need protecting and help with weatherproofing. Oil and dirt removal is done and potential flaking or peeling will be addressed and eliminated. This all leads to professional prepping that will lead to a ‘best in business’ paint job. Finally, we are confident in our guarantee as we will not apply exterior caulking and paint in less than ideal weather conditions ensuring proper adhesion, lasting results, and customer satisfaction.