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Painting  /  November 24, 2022

Reasons Why You Have Peeling Paint

4 reasons you paint is peeling

The paint used to coat the walls, ceilings and other surfaces in the home is something that most people take for granted. For example, many people are unaware of what causes paint to peel and do not even notice when their paint starts to peel until there is significant and unsightly damage. People who work for various painting services in Vancouver are aware of the causes of paint damage. Here are a few reasons why you have peeling paint in your home.

You Have Water Damage

Water damage is a significant cause of frustration for homeowners, whether that damage is due to a leaky pipe, snow melt, heavy rainfall or one of the many other factors that contribute to water coming into the home. Water naturally washes away paint, so the substance is not something you want if you are trying to preserve the colour and integrity of your paint job. Water damage also poses a hazard even before paint is applied, since paint is less likely to adhere and more likely to peel when applied to a damp surface. Ensure that walls and other surfaces are completely dry before contacting home repair services and requesting a paint job.

There Are Too Many Layers

It is easier for many homeowners to simply paint over an existing coat than it is to rub that layer off prior to putting on a new coat of paint. However, doing this repeatedly can lead to the paint peeling off completely, which negates any time saved from not removing the previous coats of paint.

Applying too much paint can also be a culprit for peeling paint, even when previous layers are removed. Homeowners who are inexperienced with painting are more likely to make this mistake than professionals, which is why it is beneficial to hire a company that specializes in painting.

You Have High Humidity

High humidity and water damage both have a similar effect on paint jobs and increase the likelihood that paint will peel. The moisture can also lead to mould growth, which can have significant effects on human health. To decrease levels of humidity in the home, make sure to keep rooms well-ventilated and consider using a dehumidifier.

You Paint Over Dirty Surfaces

Paint needs a smooth surface in order to stick and last for years to come. If there is dirt, dust or oil on a wall or piece of furniture, then the paint has less area to which it can stick. Make sure all surfaces are clean prior to painting to avoid having to redo the job. The best way to clean a surface before a paint job is generally to use warm water and soap to gently scrub the material. Consult a professional if you have any questions regarding how to clean a surface with minimal damage to the material.

You Use Low-Quality Paint

It can be tempting to save some money by purchasing lower-quality paint. However, this will often cost you more in the long run since cheaper paint is more likely to peel than a higher-quality brand of paint.

In addition to ensuring that you are using good quality paint, it is also necessary that make sure that you are using the proper paint for the surface that you are going over. For example, wood surfaces require a certain type of paint due to the natural oils produced on those surfaces.

If you are in need of a paint job, contact the professionals at Handyman Connection today. We are happy to answer all your questions, and we will make sure to use the proper paint and take the necessary steps to prevent the paint from peeling in the future.

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