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Peeling: Inter Coat Peeling in Protected Areas

Peeling: Inter Coat Peeling in Protected Areas

Adhesion is lost under porches or any other protected areas. Possible Causes: Air pollution or other types of contamination can cause buildup. Salts were not removed before applying the new coat of paint. The new paint is applied to glossy hard films. The surface was...

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Roller Marks/Stippling

Roller Marks/Stippling

Stippling is marks left behind from the roller on the paint. Possible Causes: Incorrect roller technique Inappropriate roller cover Solutions: Look for the correct roller type for the surface area. Wet the roller with the paint for about 5 minutes. At the ends of the...

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Poor Touch-Up

Poor Touch-Up

A poor touch-up is when the touched up area appears to be a different color or texture from the rest of the paint. This usually happens when you repair or repaint just one area instead of the whole thing. Possible Causes: Try to use a different tool to paint the area,...

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Wax Bleeding

Wax Bleeding

Wax bleeding is a discoloration on the paint. It may appear as dirt collection, but it can not be cleaned with bleach. An excessive amount of wax can lead the paint to peel. Possible Causes of Wax Bleeding: Any type of stains that come from waxy substances. Those...

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Chalking Paint

Chalking Paint

Chalking is when there is a white powder on top of the paint due to weathering. It might look as if the paint is fading, but it is really chalking. Chalking can be very serious when there is excessive film erosion. Possible causes of chalking: Over-thinning a coating...

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Wash Ability

Wash Ability

Wash ability is a painted surface that can be easily cleaned of any contamination. Possible Causes: Using a flat finish on contaminated areas. Using poor quality paints because they can contaminate the area even more. Solutions: Try to use a great amount of ease with...

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Flashing

Flashing

Flashing is when there is an uneven appearance of the paint. The coating is uneven on the surface. Possible Causes: The paint was applied unevenly on the surface. There were temperature fluctuations while the paint was drying. There might have been some kind of...

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Hiding

Hiding

Hiding is when the new paint does not completely hide the paint underneath. Possible Cause: Thinning can cause the coating to reduce. Applying a thin coat of paint. Using lighter paint on a darker color surface. Used the wrong roller cover. Painting on a surface the...

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Efflorescence

Efflorescence

Efflorescence is like white salt crystals that are created when water passes through the area. This usually occurs on mortar or masonry. Possible Causes: Do not allow the cement or mortar to cure enough. Basement walls that are not sealed correctly against the ground...

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