Maintaining interior paint
Spots and stains:
Spots and stains on the wall are often a common occurrence after interior home painting, and they accumulate slowly over time in areas of the home that get used often.
Spots and stains are the easiest to clean when they are treated immediately. The larger the spot grows, the more difficult it can become to clean. When cleaning your walls, simply use a damp cloth or sponge with some warm soapy water. Check the walls in the areas of the home that are used the most frequently, such as the kitchen, bedrooms, and hallways. These areas are most likely to attract stains and should be regularly monitored.
Mold growth on interior walls is another common problem that many homeowners face, and it has the potential to really damage the walls as well as the rest of your home.
Mold grows in warm and humid environments, so it is typically found in bathrooms and basements but can also appear in other areas of the home. Bathroom fans and dehumidifiers can help to remove excess moisture from the air in order to prevent mold from growing in the first place. However, if you do notice mold beginning to appear, you can clean the wall with a cloth and a solution of one part bleach to four parts water. If the mold still remains behind after cleaning, or if the affected area of the wall is larger than a square meter then a professional painter should be called.
As paint ages, it can begin to fade and make the walls of your house appear old. The most effective way to avoid fading paint is to apply high-quality paint, which ensures that the color won’t fade. Hire a professional house painter who understands the importance of paint quality in order to achieve the perfect paint of coat that is guaranteed to last. If the walls have already been painted with lower quality paint, make use of curtains and UV window tinting in order to deflect the light away from the walls.
Maintaining exterior paint
Paint not only provides color for a surface, but it actually prevents the surface from rotting and weathering in harsh conditions. Whether you’re painting yourself or hiring a professional house painter, it’s important to ensure that the entire exterior surface of the home is painted including the underside of any corner boards or ledges. This prevents any timber from absorbing moisture and rotting over time
Dirt and grime:
A built-up layer of dirt and grime is a common sight with exterior paint jobs, especially with lighter paint colors. The use of a pressure washer can remove the dirt, as well as other damaging particles such as salt and even mildew in the early stages.
Mold and mildew are particularly common with aging exterior paint jobs. Over time, moisture begins to accumulate inside the exterior walls, providing a perfect environment for mold and mildew to thrive in. The best way to avoid this problem is to use a trusted brand of exterior paint, which contains certain chemicals designed to prevent moisture and mold.
Fading and Chalking:
It is recommended that exterior paint is reapplied every five to ten years, depending on the surface material and the environment around the home. If you begin to notice that the exterior paint is fading, it could be a sign that a fresh coat of paint is required. Apply paints safely on Windows Bristol. Re-applying paint consistently over time will ensure that the paint is less prone to fading and will last for decades.
The quality of your exterior paint can greatly impact its durability and will determine how long your paint job lasts. Poor quality paints will begin to fade and chalk much quicker, and paint can even begin to flake off completely. Chalking is a telltale sign that parts of the house require re-painting. To re-paint these areas, apply a paint stripper to the surface or pressure wash the chalky areas. Then apply paint primer that is suited to chalky paint, and finally apply the finishing coats with high-quality paint to prevent further chalking and paint damage in the future
Refreshing your paint:
A flawless interior and exterior paint job can completely transform a house and really make the walls stand out. In order to keep the paint job looking fresh and new, regular maintenance should be carried out to prevent fading, chalking, and peeling from occurring.
If you require any assistance with a new paint job, or in regards to maintaining a new painting project, contact our team of professional house painters on the Mornington Peninsula.
Contact the professionals:
Our professional painters have years of experience and the best quality painting products to ensure your walls stand the test of time. If you would like to book a free design consultation and/or a free quote to discuss an interior painting or exterior painting on the Mornington Peninsula, or surrounding suburbs, please contact SG Coatings.