Causes and Tips on Peeling Wall Paints

Peeling PaintsWe often find the wall paints in our house flaking due to the humid wall or leakage, and it is just very disturbing. Before fixing the peeling paints, here we share several causes of the peeling wall paints:

  • The use of low quality wall putty.
  • The absence of the primer or the base paint, or the inappropriate application of the primer.
  • There is some dust, dirt, or oil on the surface of the walls to be painted so that the adhesion of paint is reduced.
  • Most common is when repainting, not scraped off layers of old paint first, so that the layers of old paint adhesion is less, or chipped easily attracted by a new coat of paint is higher quality. Or it could be painting done over the old paint was calcifying, making it easy to peel.
  • When repainting the walls, the previous wall paints are not removed first so that the former paints with low adhesive power are easy to peel with the new paints. Or, the painting might be done over an old paint which is calcifying.

After knowing the causes of peeling wall paints, here we share the tips to deal with it:

  • Fix the source of any leak, so that water does not seep into the walls.
  • Scrape the layers of the peeled paint until you can see the surface of the wall. Then, wipe the surface from dust and dirt, and cover it with primer paint. Let the primer dry completely.
  • Use wall paint with good quality including good adhesion and elasticity; it has a longer durability. In addition, you do not need to constantly repeat the painting. Use wall paint containing acrylic, especially for exterior walls. Let the initial layer of paint dry first, then apply a new perfect second layer.

High quality wall paints are relatively expensive. Yet, compared to low quality paints, the high quality one has better adhesion so that the color will not fade easily. It will not peel if applied appropriately.

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