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PAINT DEFECTS

Paint can become brittle over time and susceptible to cracks and tears. Severe damage can be made invisible and brought back to original condition. All you need to do is repair, re-touch and restore!

BRUSH MARKS
Paint brush streaks are caused by improper application of paint and lack of enough paint to provide perfect coverage.
POSSIBLE TRIGGERS
  • 01.Uneven flow of the applied coating.
  • 02.Applying paint at a high viscosity.
  • 03.Continued application over a longer period of time.
PREVENTION
  • 01.Apply paint under the recommended viscosity using the correct thinner.
  • 02.Apply paint quickly and evenly.
  • 03.Use clean and high-quality brushes and rollers.
CURE
  • 01.After the coat gets dried, rub down the surface to a smooth and uniformed level.
SAGGING
This process occurs when the paint runs downwards on a surface after application during the intermediate coat.
POSSIBLE TRIGGERS
  • 01.The application of heavy coat of paint.
  • 02.Applying paint on adverse weather conditions i.e., excessively humid/cold temperatures.
  • 03.Using improper thinners.
PREVENTION
  • 01.Carefully roll out the thick patches.
  • 02.Check application instructions and improve climatic conditions
  • 03.Adequately sand the surface before paint.
CURE
  • 01.Rub down and sand the uneven areas in uniform manner.
  • 02.Use proper methods to keep a check on paints viscosity, desired temperature and humidity.
EFFLORESCENCE
The deposition of crusty white mineral salts that appear form on the surface of brickwork, plasterwork, and other concrete type structures. Efflorescence is not only of aesthetic concern as it can ruin the appearance and can also physically damage the paint layers.
POSSIBLE TRIGGERS
  • 01.Insufficient curing time for a new cement before painting.
  • 02.Using a primer with low alkali resistance.
  • 03.Failure to adequately prepare the surface.
PREVENTION
  • 01.Ensure substrate is fully cured prior to painting.
  • 02.Do not apply paint coats on damp and freshly plastered surfaces.
CURE
  • 01.Alkali salts can be removed by dry brushing, then wet sponge the surface and allow to dry thoroughly.
PEELING
This process occurs due to loss of adhesion between one or more coatings or between primer and parent surface and moisture on the surface. Peeling of paint occurs due to two reasons, moisture on the surface and poor surface preparation and in most of the cases, poor surface preparation by the previous painter. Applying the new paint film may not improve the adherence of the old paint film.
POSSIBLE TRIGGERS
  • 01.This can occur if there’s contamination of underlying surface by water, wax, grease etc.
  • 02.Use of the wrong primer process and not fully dry.
  • 03.Paint film applied too thick.
  • 04.Peeling of paint film occurs in non-porous coatings, i.e. oil-based paints, enamels
PREVENTION
  • 01.Ensure the paint is adequately clean and dry.
  • 02.Paint should be applied in thin and wet layers
  • 03.Use of appropriate primer process, allow to dry fully before painting.
CURE
  • 01.Use a paint scraper on the affected areas, clean the surface then use an appropriate primer before paint application.
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