Exterior Paint Problems & Solution
Patterned cracking in the surface of the paint film
resembling the regular scales of an alligator...
Blistering is the formation of bubbles
resulting from localized loss of adhesion and lifting of
the paint film from the underlying surface...
Run-down: The washing down of chalk from an excessively
eroding paint onto another area below (a brick foundation,
for example), ruining its appearance...
Formation of fine powder on the surface of
the paint film during weathering, which can cause color
fading. Although some degree of chalking is a normal,
desirable way for a paint film to wear, excessive film
erosion can result in heavy chalking...
The splitting of a dry paint film through at
least one coat, which will lead to complete failure of the
paint. Early on, the problem appears as hairline cracks;
later, flaking of paint chips occurs...
Accumulation of dirt, dust particles and/or
other debris on the paint film; may resemble mildew...