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Paint over skim coat (C) Daniel Friedman Painting Shortcuts or Painting Over Moisture Lead to Paint Failure on buildings

  • PAINTING SHORTCUT ERRORS - CONTENTS: Bad painting shortcuts or painting over moisture both lead to early paint failures on buildings. What are the most common painting mistakes that we should avoid when painting a building? How to diagnose the cause of failing paint on a building exterior or interior.
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Why rushed paint jobs and paint job shortcuts cause paint failures on buildings:

This article explains two common causes of painting failure: taking shortcuts in the paint job and painting over moisture. We include photos and explanation of clues that can indicate that the paint job failed due to certain "short cuts" or due to painting over surfaces that were not sufficiently clean and dry.



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PAINTING SHORTCUT ERRORS - Painting Shortcut Errors

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PAINT OVER MOISTURE - Painting Over Improper Surface Moisture or Painting Under Other Improper Weather Conditions

Painting on High pH Surfaces such as New Stucco

Painting too soon over new stucco exteriors or on a building where stucco was not properly mixed, applied, or cured can lead to early paint failure and efflorescence. See PAINT on STUCCO, FAILURES for details.

This article series reviews common building exterior & interior painting mistakes, describes how to diagnose paint failures on buildings, and outlines a procedure for diagnostic field inspection & lab testing of failed painted surfaces. 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 another painter's shortcut: skim-coating with crack filler was applied over the entire building as a substitute for removing old and loose paint. The new paint job cracked and failed in just a few months.

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

Or see PAINTING OVER MOISTURE - this also happens if the painter is in a rush.

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

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

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

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