Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Monday, 7 November 2016
- Failure to properly prepare the surface before painting – for example, applying paint on top of a dirty or mildewed surface, which can interfere with the ability of the paint to properly adhere to the home exterior.
- Use of a lower quality exterior paint that has less-than-ideal adhesion and flexibility characteristics.
- Applying latex paint in weather conditions that hinder the formation of good paint film – painting on extremely hot or very cold days, for example, on in windy weather.
- Applying an oil-based paint to damp or wet surfaces.
- Rain, humidity, and other forms of moisture penetrating the walls through uncaulked joints, deteriorated caulk, a leaking roof, or others areas, causing wood to swell and paint to lose its adhesion.
- Excess humidity or other forms of moisture within the home escaping through the exterior walls. (More likely if oil-based paint was used; latex paints are more forgiving in this respect, allowing water to escape without affecting the paint film.)