How to Fix Common Painting Problems
If you own an old house, then it’s likely that the paint on the walls is the main reason why your house looks old, run down or worn. As much as having a well-furnished house is important, you shouldn’t forget to keep it properly painted on the inside and outside. Exterior paints tend to deteriorate faster if a paint job is poor poorly done. If your exterior painting isn’t appealing, there are many ways to fix the paint problems and painting mistakes.
Here are five common painting problems and how to fix them:
- Drips on the Surface
Drips are common when a paint job is done by someone who isn’t a professional, and the problem occurs when a brush or roller is overloaded before applying paint on a surface. Luckily, if drips form while the paint is still wet, you just need to run your roller or brush over the drips. However, if the paint has dried up, you’ll have to scrape the drips with a scraper, sand the area to make it smooth and then repaint.
- Wrinkled Paint
Wrinkling on a paint job occurs when a paint job is done quickly without allowing the coats to dry properly. The problem is also common when a paint job is done in extremely hot or cold weather or when a surface with dirt or wax is painted. To fix this problem, you need sand it back, apply primer and allow the surface to dry before repainting.
- Polishing a Gritty Surface
Does your paint job have gritty, rough surfaces? Then it’s likely that you applied the paint in a hurry and didn’t notice your brush or roller had some dirt on it. Before painting, ensure that you stir and sieve old paint to remove any impurities and in case there’s a porous surface, you can fix it by sanding back, wiping it with a clean cloth and then applying the top coat.
Stains emerge when a paint job is done without proper priming or if the paint job becomes exposed to smoke. Therefore, before painting is done stains should be thoroughly cleaned using cleaning solvents such as TSP and the surface left to dry. Once the surface has dried, you can apply an oil-based undercoat or stain blocker over the stained surface and allow it to dry; then repaint it.
- Brush and Roller Marks
Brush and roller marks occur due to poor application techniques and use of low-quality water based paints. This problem can be avoided by using high-quality water based paints which contain enhanced ingredients. Areas with brush or roller marks should be sanded, wiped clean with a damp cloth and then repainted.
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