Painting is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to completely change the look of a room. Paint is a simple process that most homeowners can do without the help of a professional but poor preparation and use of inferior paint or equipment can cause problems that can ruin the look of your walls. Formation of blisters, peeling, cracking and through show are some of the issues that frustrate inexperienced painters but you can avoid them with a little knowledge and foresight.
Blisters occurs when the new paint fails to stick to the surface of the old wall, creating clusters of unsightly bubbles. The only way to fix the blister is to sand or scrape the vesicles away, sand the surface and reapply the paint, but blistering is avoided by making sure the wall is dry and the room is not damp when the paint is applied.
The use of a poor quality paint or too thinning by painting services can cause cracks that quickly begin to flake. To correct the problem, scrape the flakes, sand the surface, apply the primer and cover the wall.
Deep alligator-like cracks can occur when the paint is applied too heavily or when an oil paint is applied to a latex paint. You must scratch the free surface of the first paint, sand and repaint with a high quality paint. Make sure the paint is completely dry before applying the finish coat.
Low quality paints cannot cover well, even with multiple layers. Use a quality primer as a basecoat, or try a paint that has mixed in the primer. If the new color is similar to the old color, this is not a problem, but if the colors are very different, it is worth investing in better paint.
Framing occurs when the edges of the wall are cut with a brush and the rest of the wall is set up. The brush and roller spread the paint at different speeds, resulting in a “photo frame” effect. To avoid this, cut into the wall only one at a time and rolling that wall. Do not spread the paint very thin or leave it very thick; Try matching the roll cover.
Splashing occurs when the paint is rolled too fast or when the roller cover has too long a nap. Roller sprays usually do not blend into the rest of the paint but leave unsightly bumps that are visible from a distance. Take your time when rolling and use the good roll cover for the surface. The package will tell you whether it is for smooth, medium or rough surfaces.
Paint in wet conditions and applying too thick a coat can cause the paint film to sag immediately upon contact with the wall. If you notice a sag in fresh paint, simply wrap the area. If the paint is dry, sand it smooth and between layers.
Roller marks result in poor paint quality and rolls covers or a poor paint technique. Apply the paint in a zigzag and roll over to smooth. Rolling in blocks or solid areas creates roller marks and lapped edges. Always maintain a moist edge and work in a small area at a time.
Thus, hire an experienced painting contractor to do the job and get rid of such ordeals.