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Spring Weather Effects on Exterior Paint

While fresh paint can greatly improve the appearance of any building, there are many seasonal effects that can affect how paint looks. The temperature fluctuation and high amount of precipitation that typically occur in the spring can significantly impact both fresh and older paint. Effects of Temperature on Paint Since temperature often fluctuates significantly from day to day in the spring, it is important to take the effects of temperature into consideration when deciding when to complete exterior painting projects. Heat can affect the amount of time it takes fresh paint to dry, especially on sunny or humid days. Temperature changes can also cause paint to expand and contract, which can be a major cause of peeling, particularly on wood surfaces. Effects of Precipitation and Wind on Paint Painting on wet surfaces is inefficient because the...professionally painted house exterior protected from spring weather
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Recognize and Repair Wood Rot to Keep Your Home or Building in Good Condition

Wood rot occurs when wood is exposed to a combination of oxygen, moisture, and fungi. You can expect that spores of wood-rotting fungi will be seeking ideal growing conditions wherever wood is used, including your home or building. Preventing wood rot is key to protecting your real estate. Prevention requires protecting wood used in construction from the elements. A few ways to protect wood against wood rot include: Using decay-resistant or pressure-treated lumber for decks.Exterior wood wall planks should be stained or painted on all sides before assembly.Do not let anything lean against wood siding, particularly old wood pieces or ladders. After construction, protection is equally important. A fresh coat of paint can keep out the air and moisture spores need in order to grow. Property owners need to be aware of wood rot no matter...wood rotting due to old, peeling paint and water damage
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Common Causes of Cracked and Peeling Commercial Paint

A brand-new coat of paint keeps your business look fresh and inviting. Cracking, bubbling, and peeling are signs of improper maintenance and can detract from your curb appeal. Learn how to protect your commercial building by avoiding these causes of cracked, peeling paint. Causes of Bubbling A bubble is a sign that your paint film has lost its adhesion. Many of these causes are due to improper paint application. Here are common mistakes that amateur painters make when they paint a professional building: Painting on a humid, hot dayApplying paint to a damp surfaceUsing oil-based paint over latex paint A bubble soon peels away and exposes the base layer or the raw material underneath. This can cause moisture to enter the exterior of your building and damage your siding. Cracking and Peeling Causes Cracking and peeling...major painting
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Paints to Help Prevent Mildew

Mildew is a type of fungus that grows on moist surfaces and may have a distinctive odor. It is a thin, black, gray, or sometimes white growth produced by mold that is in the air. When the spores find a warm, moist home, they may grow to noticeable proportions. Bathrooms and laundry areas are more often affected, but any area or room that has a high moisture content in the air is vulnerable to mildew. According to the CDC, some people are sensitive to mildew and molds. They may experience respiratory symptoms or skin and eye irritations. In addition to health concerns, mildew can compromise the safety of buildings. It decomposes walls, tiles, and other areas. In the most serious cases, the structure becomes unsound and dangerous. Mildew can also permanently damage porous objects, such as...mildew on the wall in corner
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Why Winter Is the Best Time for a Commercial Paint Job

It’s normally the spring season that’s known for inspiring remodels to commercial buildings. Is this the best time of year to spruce up the office? It may not be. If you’re noticing that the interior of your building could use a fresh coat of paint, winter might be the best season for it. Interior Paint Jobs Are Faster Interior paint jobs take a lot less time than exterior paint jobs. In the winter, exterior paint jobs tend to end when the sun goes down. Interior paint jobs, on the other hand, can last throughout the evening. Painters can set up in the early morning or work until later in the evening. Paint Cures Best in Winter Paint cures best when the air is cold and dry. In the summer, hot and humid air can make the...IMG 0845 50
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