July 17, 2020
DIY House Paint Remedies
Paint is considered to be the clothing for your house. Although paint problems may look ugly and major, youcan actually be saved from the obligation of calling a professional painter and spending huge amounts of money on them. You yourself can be your very ownPicasso in doing paint retouches of your house.Break DownAll kinds of paint, whatever brand it may be, can only last for a specified number of years on your wall, before the break down process starts showing. When you are experiencing paint break down, it basically means that the first or primary layer on the surface is weakening.This problem is commonly experienced in old houses that have several paint layers. When the break down process starts, paint will start cracking and peeling from your wall or your wood surface. Because of this, your wood or drywall will be exposed.To fix this, try scraping or pressure washing your surface. After that, fill any holes using putty if itis wood or spackle if it is a wall surface. After filling in, get some sand paper and fine sand thesurface.When you're done, wipe off the dust and let it completely dry. Basically, when you pressure wash orwhen its raining, 24 hours should be allotted for the surface to dry. Once you're sure that it is dry,and then you can start painting.Moisture Build-UpAnother cause of paint cracking is moisture build-up, leaks, or excessive condensation.Usually, you can find mildew and mold along with this problem. This kind of problem is oftenexperienced in the bathroom. However, it can also occur in other parts of the house because of leakyroofs and close outdoor shrubs. Your paint can sag down due to the moisture. But in this case, you won't see any chipping debris.If moisture build-up is the cause of your paint cracking, then you will have to try another remedy to attack mildew buildup. If youre fixing an interior surface, then you can make use of a solution that consists of three parts water and one part bleach. If it is an exterior surface, you can wash it off using an exterior solution intended for pressure washers.Both of these can be bought at your local shop. You can also try renting a pressure washer from some stores that provide services like these during the weekend.Fading ColorThe last most experienced paint problem is fading color. This is usually experienced with surfaces on the exteriors of the house. However, it can also occur indoors when specific colors were used for the walls. Basically, paint color fades when its exposed too much to the sun.To avoid this kind of problem, most people try not to use bright and bold colors such as deep red. Ifyou have an affinity for deep colors, but don't like the fading ones, then try to look for hues which have a ruddy or golden tone with them.You can try consulting a paint associate about this. Try to find out how much red oxide or yellow oxidecolorant was mixed for the specific color that you want. Basically, if the paint associate says that eachcolorant has about 1 ounce or so in the tint base to create the color, then you have spotted a color that can resist fading for a very good period of time.
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