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4 Causes of Exterior Paint Failure

Posted on August 2, 2019

Needham, MA Condo Painting

When you own or manage large apartment complexes, condos, or townhouses, appearance is everything. The more beautiful the homes look on the outside, the more likely you are to attract the best possible tenants. However, repainting an entire complex is expensive. To reduce the need to do so, consider what causes exterior paint failure and take the steps to prevent it from happening to your property. 

1. Mixing Paints

The last time you painted the property, did you mix the new paint with leftovers from the previous round? Sometimes, even though the colors match, the type of paint may be different. When this happens, the paint may look great when the job is finished, but it's highly possible that the mix will cause the dry paint to crack and peel.

2. Painting in Bad Weather

Did you allow contractors to tackle the paint job in the highest summer heat or during a rainy period? Both of these can negatively affect the paint job. The hot summer sun can cause the paint to dry too quickly while painting. Meanwhile, when the siding does not dry properly after the rain, it can cause the paint to not adhere properly. 

3. Improper Site Prep

Did you know that it is ideal to pressure wash the exterior before painting? You will need to remove all dirt, dust, and impurities. These elements can affect the paint's ability to adhere to the siding material. You should also note, that contractors may need to sand, patch, and prime the area before painting.

4. Using the Cheapest Contractors

When it comes to any area of construction or property improvements, you typically get what you pay for. Sure, some of the worst contractors are overpriced. However, if a company's price is too low, there may be a good reason for that. Stick to prices that fall within a reasonable range and then look for qualified contractors with experience working on large projects.

If you want a high-quality paint job for your property, call No Risk Painting at 781-218-7156. You won't pay a cent until you are 100% satisfied with the work completed.

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