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Valley Of The Sun Resistant Exterior Paint For Phoenix & Gilbert Residents

Exterior paint not only makes a house look good on the outside, but it also protects it as long as good quality exterior paint is used. The exterior of the house is constantly exposed to all sorts of external factors such as rain, dust, and, most especially in Phoenix, the harsh rays of the sun.

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Paint Wrinkling Problems – Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Development of a yellow cast in aging paint; most noticeable in the dried films of white paints or clear varnishes is called paint “yellowing“.   CAUSES: * Normal oxidation of oil-based paint or varnish * Exposure to heat from stoves, radiators and heating ducts * Exposure of oil-based paints to household cleaners that contain ammonia

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Painting Wax Bleed – For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Unsightly discoloration or a “wetting effect” on hardboard siding. The wax comes from the additives used to make the board more moisture-resistant.   CAUSES: * Painting Wax Bleed is often the result of failure to apply the proper primer to the hardboard before painting * Allowing hardboard siding to weather before painting * Use of dark

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Painting Vinyl Siding Warp For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Warping or buckling of vinyl siding panels that have been repainted.   CAUSES: *Painting vinyl siding with a darker color than the original color. Dark colors tend to absorb heat, transferring it to the surface. Once the vinyl siding has expanded, it is not able to contract to its original form.   PAINTING VINYL SIDING  SOLUTIONS:

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Painting Tannin Staining For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Tan or brownish discoloration on the paint surface. Tannins exist in many woods, most notably cedar and redwood and can bleed through to the surface, leaving a yellowish-brown stain on the surface. These stains are more noticeable on lighter paint colors, known as Painting Tannin Staining.   CAUSES: * Failure to adequately prime and seal the

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Painting Surfactant Leaching For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Painting surfactant leaching appears as blotchy, sometimes glossy, tan or brownish spots on the surface of latex paints. Surfactants are a necessary ingredient in making paint. They evaporate and are not part of the paint film; their appearance does not harm it any way. In most cases, the leaching occurs slowly and is washed away by

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Painting Poor Stain Resistance For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains.   CAUSES: * Application of paint to unprimed surfaces causes  poor stain resistance * Use of low-quality paints causes painting poor stain resistance   PAINTING POOR STAIN RESISTANCE SOLUTIONS: * Prime new surfaces before applying the topcoat. * Use a high-quality paint that contains more

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