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Why Is Your Home’s Paint Peeling, Bubbling, and Fading? 

When was the last time you had the exterior of your home painted? If it has been a few years, or maybe longer, you may be facing some paint issues. Peeling, bubbling, and fading paint are some of the most common issues that homes in our area experience especially after several years of wear-and-tear in the New England climate. 

Today’s blog is taking a closer look at some of the issues that crop up with exterior paint and what you can do to prevent and treat the problems in the future. red peeling paint

Bubbling or Blistering 

One common problem that New Englanders see on their home’s exterior is bubbling or blistering paint. The bubbling is usually caused by a loss of adhesion and lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface. Direct sunlight for many hours a day, moisture or dampness that became trapped under the paint, or insufficient surface preparation can be at the root of this particular paint problem. 

One solution to this problem is to scrape away all the bubbling paint right down to the wood, sand and prime, then repaint the area. Make sure that all rough areas have been smoothed out and that you are using the right type of paint. 

Peeling 

Peeling paint is a very common paint problem that can be caused either by moisture or poor adhesion. In order to prevent this from happening to your home make sure the sub surface is prepared properly with adequate cleaning, scraping, and priming. 

Often peeling paint stems from bubbling or blistering paint not being taken care of initially. If you see paint beginning to blister, take care of the problem immediately before the paint can split away and start peeling. Peeling paint means your wood is no longer protected from the elements. 

Fading

A common problem that many homeowners notice is that the paint on their home seems to be fading or not as vibrant as it once was. Direct sunlight, harsh weather, and extreme temperature added to poor quality paint, all contribute to fading paint. Annual touch ups and choosing high quality paint may help your exterior paint remain vibrant for years to come. 

Talk to our team today about having the exterior of your home painted this season and have your home looking fresh and new.