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Painting Sagging For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Downward “drooping” movement of the paint film immediately after application, resulting in an uneven coating or painting sagging.   CAUSES: * Applying too much paint per coat * Painting under cool, humid conditions * Over-thinning the paint causes painting sagging * Applying paint over a glossy surface that doesn’t provide sufficient “tooth” for the paint to bond * […]

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Painting Poor Sheen Uniformity For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Shiny spots or dull spots (also known as “flashing”) on a painted surface; uneven gloss.   CAUSES: * Applying paint unevenly causes painting, poor sheen uniformity * Failure to prime a porous surface, or a surface with varying degrees of porosity * Over-thinning of the paint causes poor sheen uniformity * Poor application resulting in lapping *

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Painting Poor Gloss Retention For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Deterioration of the paint, resulting in premature and/or excessive loss of gloss.   CAUSES: * Use of an interior paint for an exterior application will cause painting poor gloss retention * Use of an oil-based paint in areas exposed to ultraviolet light, especially on a southern exposure   PAINTING POOR GLOSS RETENTION SOLUTIONS: * Surface preparation for

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Painting Peeling From Wood For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Occurs when wet wood expands and contracts from moisture and temperature change, causing the paint film to loosen, crack and roll at exposed edges and fall off. Painting Peeling from Wood. Progression: Painting peeling from wood surface area can widen and continue to loosen the paint film if left untreated.   Painting Peeling from Wood Causes: • Moisture

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Painting Poor Alkali Resistance For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Color loss and overall deterioration of paint film on fresh masonry.   CAUSES: * Applying oil-based or vinyl water-based paints to new masonry that has not fully cured can cause painting poor alkali resistance.   PAINTING POOR ALKALI RESISTANCE SOLUTIONS: * Allow fresh masonry surfaces to cure for at least 30 days before painting. If this is

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Non-uniform Color Effect For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: A non-uniform color effect that can appear when the corners are first cut in with a brush, and then the walls are rolled. The brushed areas generally appear darker, resembling the “frame” of a picture. Also, sprayed areas may be darker than adjacent sections that are brushed or rolled. Also known as Picture Framing.   NON-UNIFORM

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Paint Incompatibility For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Loss of adhesion when a water-based topcoat is applied over many old coats of oil-based paint. Leads to paint incompatibility.   CAUSES: * Use of water-based paint over multiple coats of old oil-based paint causes the old paint to “lift off” the surface   PAINT INCOMPATIBILITY SOLUTIONS: * Remove all loose paint down to the bare surface. If you’re using liquid

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Painting Peeling From Galvanized Metal For Phoenix/Gilbert Residents

Definition: Paint has lost its adhesion to a galvanized metal surface.   CAUSES: * Inadequate or improper surface preparation * Failure to use a primer before applying an oil-based or vinyl water-based paint * Failure to sand baked-on enamel finishes or glossy surfaces before painting   PAINTING PEELING FROM GALVANIZED METAL SOLUTIONS: * Remove all loose, peeling

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