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Peeling Emulsion Paint Problems: How To Prevent Them

peeling emulsion paint problems

So you’ve finished painting the exterior of your home. Take a step back, rest one arm on your hip, and inhale a big breath of satisfaction. Your job is done! And what a job too! Just look at your craftmanship – a thing of beauty.

Admire it while you can though, because it might not last that long. Depending on your skill level, choice of material and installation process – you could be experiencing peeling emulsion paint problems in less than 12 months!

With that in mind, we’ve compiled the following guide to the top 5 common causes of peeling emulsion problems, along with some savvy solutions to prevent these issues from resurfacing at a later date…

 

5 Common Causes of Peeling Emulsion Paint Problems

There are numerous reasons why a paint job can go wrong. However, in most cases, a few familiar culprits are to blame, including the following felons:

Common Cause No.1: Wear And Tear

It would be handy if it was true, but sadly, paint doesn’t last forever. Just like us, as the years go by and we’re getting on a bit, things start to sag and crack. Your home probably doesn’t get all emotional about it the same way we do (who likes getting old?). But it’s still a problem nonetheless!

Excessive coats of paint, over an extended period of time, can place a lot of weight on your walls. At some point, gravity is going to take care of all that weight and push it downwards; causing cracks in the paintwork. All of this is pretty much unavoidable, but can be remedied with a decent renovation.

peeling emulsion paint problems

We would always recommend using a professional installation team instead of taking the job on yourself, just to be on the safe side

Common Cause No.2: D.I.Y Gone Wrong

Let’s face it, we can’t all be D.I.Y experts, and not all of us like heights either! Climbing a ladder to paint around your top window might sound like a nightmare in reality for you.

Even if you are brave enough to take on the job yourself, do you have the skills and experience required for a thoroughly professional-standard finish?

Common Cause No.3: No Surface Preparation

This is perhaps one of the most common reasons for peeling emulsion paint problems. If you do not properly prepare your area of application, you are not providing the best surface for paint to stick to.

Jet washing a wall beforehand is essential, so any dirt and debris is removed effectively. This creates an even and unspoilt surface for paint to bond with, but not whilst it’s still wet!

peeling emulsion paint problems

Even if you are confident in your own abilities, hiring an expert may be the best solution in the long run.  It could save you money on future repairs or renovations, caused by peeling emulsion paint problems.

Common Cause No.4: Failure to Dry Your Walls

You’ve washed your walls, now hold your horses and wait for them to dry before doing anything more! Water is paint’s worst enemy, as it prevents the paint from drying properly, or even at all.

So if it looks like rain is on the way – don’t pick up that paint brush just yet! Wait for your masonry to be completely dry, before applying primer or paint.

Common Cause No.5: The Wrong Product

Some paint products are just simply not good enough. They’re either too cheap, not fit for purpose, or generally very shoddy. Make sure you select a good product, with positive reviews, and easy to follow instructions.

You also need to avoid purchasing a type of paint that is different from the type of paint currently in use on your walls. Otherwise, you’re asking for trouble! If you can’t avoid this situation, then you’ll need a very good quality primer at the very least.

Avoid Peeling Emulsion Paint Problems with Home Logic

All of the problems listed above can be avoided with ease, by choosing a reputable installation team like the Home Logic gang. Even if you are confident in your own abilities, hiring an expert may be the best solution in the long run.

It could save you money on future repairs or renovations, caused by peeling emulsion paint problems.

This mould-resistant masonry cream creates a barrier within your masonry, up to 17mm deep. This stops your brickwork from becoming wet, which can decrease insulation performance as much as 50%!

Home Logic Wall Coatings: A Modern Product With Proven Results

Alternatively, you can avoid peeling emulsion paint problems by avoiding emulsion paint all-together. There is a more effective, more up-to-date product on the market – one called Home Logic Wall Coating.

This revolutionary wall covering is designed to repel water and keep masonry dry, improving your home’s overall thermal efficiency. This mould-resistant masonry cream creates a barrier within your masonry, up to 17mm deep. This stops your brickwork from becoming wet, which can decrease insulation performance as much as 50%.

It is suitable for use on both traditional and modern homes, and can save you hundreds of pounds a year on your energy costs! Benefits of Home Logic Wall Coatings include:

  • Improves thermal efficiency
  • Maintains thermal properties
  • Maintains original masonry finish
  • Self-cleaning
  • 20-year lifetime guarantee
  • 17mm penetration
  • Reduces water absorption by 95%

Get in Touch with Home Logic Today

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