The Problem Solver
Peeling Paint Water behind paint coatings is the primary source of peeling and unsatisfacotry performance. However, all paint coating failures are NOT attributable to moisture. Other causes include: incompatible coats of paint, painting under the wrong weather conditions, condition of the substrate, or simply poor quality paint. Surfaces should be scrapped, primed and re-coated.Click to Enlarge Photo
Moisture Soak Through Remove water source and allow substrate to thoroughly dry. Check to make sure surfaces have not rotted. Use household bleach and water (10 parts warm water, 1 part household bleach) to remove any mold or growth on the surface, hand sand if necessary. Prime the surface with High Hiding Stain Killing Primer. Finish with desired acrylic topcoat and finish (sheen).Click to Enlarge PhotoRotting Wood Wood substrates should be professionally inspected annually in order to prevent further rot. All rotten wood should be removed and replaced before any coatings are applied. Click to Enlarge PhotoRusted Railings All rusted surfaces need to be properly prepared via hand tool cleaning, power tool abrasion and/or sanding. All surfaces should be primed with a full coat of a Rust Inhibitive Primer and top coated with a high performance Industrial Finish. Click to Enlarge PhotoWater-Soaked Balconies If a balcony is holding water, it will begin to chip, buckle, and deteriorate. The damaged concrete needs to be removed, the surface leveled, and install a waterproof coating. This process protects the balcony and enhances the property's beauty.