5 Common Commercial Painting Problems and How to Fix Them.

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Commercial buildings don’t work with many bright colours and patterns. Their colorwork is mostly done with silent bold tints with little room of creativity. However, they should appear elegant and inviting as to bring in more business, you need to impress your customer at your doorstep with your building or shop’s sight.

The importance of exterior painting is quickly highlighted in the commercial space. To achieve an elegant appeal and job done on time, consider reaching out to professionals for a complete commercial painting solution.

While the job is being done, there are certain challenges faced that need to be addressed as it can ruin the look of the tint and damage the walls. Here are some common problems faced by painters Sydney wide and how you can fix them.

  • Peeling & Blistered Paint.

Peeling generally occurs due to poor surface preparation or usage of low quality paint. Bubbling occurs if the air gets trapped beneath the surface due to dampness and usage of low quality product. Both can affect the appearance of it on the wall and they will be an eyesore to witness. They may be annoying but are fixable.

For blistering, identify the source of moisture and once the area is dry, sand it off and apply primer. Use the moisture resistant tint to avoid future blistering. Same goes for peeling where you sand the area until it’s completely smooth and apply high quality primer where you coat it with paint to get a smooth and reflective texture of paint.

  • Discolouration/Fading.

Overtime, Outer commercial surfaces often go through discolouration and fading due to harmful Ultraviolet Rays or UV Rays. It typically affects brighter colour tones such as yellow, green and blue. Exposure to pollutants is also a crucial factor in causing fading.

There isn’t much you can do rather than applying a fresh coat of tint which is UV resistant. With the product being UV resistant, it can tackle the sun better and retains its beautiful vibrancy for years to come. Moreover, clean the walls with water once in a while to get rid of dust and pollutants.

Confused in choosing which colour to apply in your workspace?  you can refer to our guide on how to choose the right tints for your office.

  • Fixing Cracks or Alligatoring.

Alligatoring is patterned cracking on the surface which resembles similar to the alligator’s skin. It is often caused by applying multiple coatings of colour repeatedly by layering hard ones on soft coatings. This soft layer eventually starts to peel off with changing of temperatures causing the hard layers to crack. 

It can also happen due to insufficient preparation before applying a high gloss coat. They ruin the texture and the wall’s appearance overtime.

The remedy to this is going back to base and doing the preparation right. Remove all the layers of paint, sand the surface to even it out and add primer before colorwork.

  • Chalking.

Chalking in simple terms means formation of fine powder due to excessive weathering. Generally, every paint is chalked to some degree. Good quality paints chalk less while medium and heavy chalking is found in paints that are of low quality. Long term exposure to moisture and sunlight are also crucial factors. This affects the appearance of the tint to look dull and slightly faded.

To fix this, determine the area where the chalking residue is excessive and brush it off until it’s even. Allow the surface to dry out completely and check again. If there is little to no check remaining, then priming is not necessary. If you see it persists as more, use alkyd based masonry primer for coating and then finish with high quality coating of paint.

  • Mould/ Mildew Growth.

Accumulation of Mildew on paint surface areas especially bathrooms and exterior surfaces happens due to improper ventilation. It eats away the paint and also causes damage to the wall. There is no permanent solution to this however you can prevent it from growing while commercial painting.

Thorough cleaning is required for this, hence put a drop cloth and protect plants and bushes around your area. Clean the surface area with mildew remover or homemade bleach consisting of liquid bleach, warm water and half a tablespoon of dishwasher liquid. Allow the surface to dry and then apply tint. It is better to reach out to professional painters Sydney wide for better treatment of it and save your time.

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In Conclusion,
These common commercial painting problems can be diagnosed quickly if the right solution is applied to it. Looking for professional Painters Sydney for your commercial work? Your search for the right painting companies near me ends here, Contact Us today and Request your free quote!