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How to Avoid a Wrinkly, Blistery, Crackly Paint Job on Your Home Siding - part II
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 22:12

PART I

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If you paint with an oil-based paint during cold weather, you could end up with excessive chalking from your paint a white powdery layer that rubs off when you touch it. However, paint with excessive chalking can also be caused by putting on too thin a layer of paint, or from painting an extremely porous surface. Doubling your coats of primer and paint on a porous surface will help eliminate chalking. Keep in mind that light chalking is normal, and it actually works to protect the paint from dirt. Joe Melski from Vinyl Siding Chicago said that a poor quality paint may also produce excessive chalking after a finished paint job, and subject your home's exterior to faster color fading.

Paint will fade over time, particularly if your home is exposed to heavy sunlight. However, you can slow down the process by making sure your paint isn't applied too thin or too heavy, and by making sure you do a proper priming job and choose a well-pigmented paint. Choose a titanium dioxide pigment if you can.

If you don't want your home to be nominated as a prime location for a Revenge of the Reptiles movie, make sure you choose a high quality paint and mix it well. Paint your home siding in balanced layers and use even strokes over a clean, dry primed surface. Your pet iguana may not care for your finished professional paint job, but your neighbors and potential home buyers will be green with envy.

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