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Painting Tips & Solutions

Alligatoring and Checking

Alligatoring is a type of paint film failure in which the surface develops a cracked pattern with deep relief, resembling a reptile's skin.

Blistering Paint

Blistering paint is identified by small- to medium-sized bubbles or blisters under the paint film. It is most commonly seen on wood siding and trim.


Chalking is identified by the fine chalky powder that forms on the surface of a paint film.


Efflorescence is identified by crusty white salt deposits bubbling


Mildew is a fungus that feeds and grows on the paint film or caulk and is identifiable by its grey, brown, green, or dark black splotchy spots

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Peeling Paint - Exterior Moisture

Peeling due to moisture can be distinguished from other causes by the large peeling sections that expose bare wood underneath

Peeling Paint - Interior Moisture

The last cause of peeling paint is interior moisture, characterised by cracking and gentle peeling away of the paint from the substrate

Peeling Paint - Poor Adhesion

Peeling paint is a very common paint problem that can be caused either by moisture or poor adhesion.

Rust Discoloration

This problem is characterised by rust-coloured, reddish-brown to black stains on the paint surface.

Sagging or Running

This paint failure is easily identified as paint film with a droopy, dripping appearance.


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