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Paint Problems Categories

Exterior

Wrinkling Exterior

Wrinkling: Improper paint application (usually too thick) can cause paint to have a crinkled surface. Wrinkling probable causes: Usually occurs […] ... Read more

Wax Bleeding

Wax bleeding: Migration of waxy additives used in reconstituted wood products to the surface causing discoloration and possible wetting. Probable […] ... Read more

Under Eaves Peeling

Intercoat peeling: Occurs in protected or shady areas where condensation collects sulfur dioxide from air. These salt crystals are washed […] ... Read more

Tannin Wood Staining

Tanning wood staining: Brownish discoloration that will come through prime/finish coats unless properly primed. Wood staining causes: Tannin escaping moisture […] ... Read more

Resisting Alkali

No alkali resistance: Results are color loss and complete deterioration of the paint on fresh masonry. Alkali probable causes: Poor […] ... Read more

Peeling: Masonry / Metal

Peeling: Paint adhesion is lost and the loose paint starts coming off in single to multiple coats. Peeling probable causes: […] ... Read more

Peeling: Hardboard / Wood

Peeling: Paint adhesion is lost and the loose paint starts coming off in single to multiple coats. Peeling probable causes: […] ... Read more

Peeling: Galvanized Metal

Galvanized metal peeling: An adhesion loss of the paint due to inadequate surface preparation. Peeling probable causes: Usually no or […] ... Read more

Paint Incompatibility

Incompatibility: Causing adhesion loss from a top coat of latex over many layers of old alkyd or oil based paint. […] ... Read more

Nailhead Rusting

Nailhead rusting: Rust spots come through the paint. Preventable with proper surface preparation and priming. Rust stains probable causes: Improper […] ... Read more

Mildew Exterior

Mildew: Areas of black, gray, brown spots formed on paint and other surfaces, particularly in damp, shady areas. Mildew probable […] ... Read more

Leaching (Surfactant)

Surfactant leaching: Blotchy usually tan colored glossy water soluble spots on latex paints. Leaching probable causes: Painting in cool humid […] ... Read more