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Ice dam leaks into building wall (C) Daniel Friedman Guide to Building & Site History to Diagnose Paint Failures on buildings

  • PAINT FAILURE - SITE HISTORY of - CONTENTS: How to study building & site history when diagnosing the cause of peeling, flaking, or other paint failures. Paint failure diagnosis checklists for the building exterior & interior
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Site & building history as aids to diagnosing paint failure on buildings:

This article discusses how to study the site history of a building to gather key information used when diagnosing the cause of building paint job failures like peeling, cracking, chalking, or bubbling.

We provide a suggested paint failure checklist for gathering information about the building.



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PAINT FAILURE CHECKLIST - SITE HISTORY Related to Paint Failures

We provide a detailed site checklist used when inspecting buildings with peeling, flaking, or other paint problems. We include photographs of paint failures on buildings and more photos of forensic paint laboratory examination of samples of failed paint useful to assist in diagnosing the probable cause of each type of paint failure.

Our page top photo shows unambiguous evidence of ice dam leaks onto and into a building wall - certainly a contributor to paint failure on this structure and risking a hidden mold, insect damage, or rot problem as well.

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Continue reading at PAINTING MISTAKES or select a topic from closely-related articles below, or see our complete INDEX to RELATED ARTICLES below.

Or see PAINT FAILURE CASE PHOTOS, SITE and then PAINT FAILURE CASE PHOTOS, LAB

Or see PAINT & STAIN GUIDE, EXTERIOR for a guide to the selection and proper application of paints and stains on exterior wood surfaces.

Our most exhaustive list of paint failure types is at PAINT FAILURE DICTIONARY

Or see PAINT FALURE, DIAGNOSIS, CURE, PREVENTION - home

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