No one wants the paint on their walls to start peeling. Not only is this an unpleasant sight to behold, but it also puts your home in danger. When peeling happens, it’s easier for water and moisture to penetrate your house. For this reason, you need to address peeling paint the moment you notice it. You don’t want mold, wood decay, and other problems to begin forming. Here is what you can do to deal with paint that has started to peel around your house.
Figure Out The Cause of Your Peeling Paint
While you can always put new paint on your walls, it’s not going to do any good if you don’t know why the paint peeled in the first place. If you don’t address the reason for peeling paint, it’s just going to keep peeling over and over again. Some of the reasons peeling may occur include adverse weather conditions, using the wrong rolling techniques, and not preparing the wall properly for painting.
Remove Any Loose Paint
The loose paint needs to come off of the walls before you can apply a new coat. A scraper is a handy tool you can use to get your wall surface prepared. If there is any leftover debris, you could go with a wire brush to take care of it. Lastly, use some sandpaper to help smooth out your surface so that you can start painting.
Invest in a Pre-Painting Cleaner
Don’t just go with any old cleaner when getting your walls ready for painting. It’s best to go with a specialized cleaning solution. If you do, the product you pick will end up being more helpful for getting paint to stick to your wall’s surfaces. It will also be easier to apply new coats onto surfaces that have been painted before, and you can more easily deal with mold spores and stop new ones from growing.
Keep an Eye on the Weather
Be careful when you try to complete your painting tasks. You don’t want the temperature to be too high or too low. The ideal temperatures for painting range between 40 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is another variable you’ll have to keep in the back of your mind. The humidity levels should always be between 40 and 70 percent. Lastly, make sure you’re applying the paint when the surface is dry, and you have at least partial shade around.
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