There are all kinds of interior painting problems which can develop in Denver. Most often these problems involve paint that is old and cracking, but there are also situations where newly painted areas can be a problem. Being careless while applying a new coat of paint can cause runs or brush/roller marks that can make a wall or ceiling look bad.
The biggest problem with old paint is cracking and peeling. This is caused by moisture build up over time. This is why there are more problems with paint that is cracking and peeling in rooms where the humidity is high. More times than not this occurs in the bathroom and kitchen or the basement of a house.
There are solutions to cracking and peeling interior paint. The best way is to reduce the humidity in the room. This can be accomplished by installing an exhaust fan that removes the humidity and anything else in the air and sends it outside. Using a dehumidifier is another possibility. You can pick one up at your local home improvement store. Once installed, the dehumidifier will be reduce the humidity and the potential for cracking and peeling paint.
Another interior painting problem most common on walls is running of the paint which causes drip marks. If the running paint is left to dry, little paint droplets harden at the bottom of the drip lines. This is a painting problem that happens when you are not paying close enough attention while painting. You can immediately fix the problem if the paint is still wet. Just paint over it with your brush or roller.
Runs or drips can be caused by over thinning of your paint or by simply starting out with too much paint on your brush or roller. Sometimes humid or cold weather conditions can also cause the problem. If the run was left too dry, you can still fix the problem. It’s just going to take a little more work. You will need to sand the drip with sandpaper. Once the drip has been sanded away, simply repaint the spot. Remember to apply a light coat of paint with your brush, not a heavy one.
Another common interior painting problem is a stain or discoloration on the wall that seeps through the paint and reappears on your wall. This can happen if you paint over a stain cause by a water leak, dirt, or a patch of darker paint. To avoid this problem, apply a stain blocking primer to the area of the wall with the stain. Your home improvement or hardware store will have several types of primer in stock. If you are in doubt, ask the sale rep about which one is best for your particular problem.
Apply a several coats of a stain resistant primer allowing plenty of time for drying between coats. Repaint the section of the wall with the stain and the problem should be solved. Be sure to carefully study walls or ceilings to be painted for any noticeable spots like these or any other problems before beginning your painting project to see if priming or sanding needs to be done. It is much easier to prevent these problem before new paint application than it is to correct them after the painting project is finished.
If you have any questions about painting the inside of your Denver dream home, contact us at DOWD RESTORATION and we will help you make your dreams come true.
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