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Common Mistakes That Lead to Cracked Paint

If you've stood endless hours on a ladder painting your home or written a check to someone else to complete the job, you know how disheartening it is to discover the paint is cracking or peeling in just a matter of months. Unfortunately, a number of factors may contribute to this frustrating problem.

Wrong Paint Choice

The first item on your painting agenda is picking out the paint itself. A lot of time and thought can go into choosing the right color, so once its chosen, you’ll want it to last. Once you have completed the project, the last thing you want to deal with is chipped and peeling paint after just a few months. Low quality paint can lead to frequent repainting, costing you time and money. The professionals at Color World only use the highest quality materials, so all you need to do is pick the color and leave the rest up to us.

Inadequate Preparation

There are a lot of steps in the painting process before the actual painting can take place. If these steps are neglected, your paint will experience a much shorter lifespan. A quality professional painter will start off by washing your home’s exterior and removing any loose or failing paint. Next, they will caulk any necessary spots on your house where wood meets wood. Finally, they will apply a primer. Once these steps are completed, they will apply the paint giving you the best look possible for years to come.

Too Little Drying Time

Since the best painting technique involves applying several even layers of paint, be sure the first application is thoroughly dry before proceeding to the next. You may want the job done fast, but rushing will lead to cracks and in just a few short months you will have to repeat the entire painting process. Taking the time now will save you time in the future.

If it is time to repaint your home's exterior, make sure the job is done correctly. Contact the paint specialists at Color World Painting by calling (888) 324-0313 or requesting an estimate online. We will transform your house with quality professional painting and take all the necessary steps to ensure no peeling or cracks occur.