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Common Exterior Paint Problems

ALLIGATORING

ALLIGATORING

Alligatoring is patterned cracking in the surface of the paint film that resembles the regular scales of an alligator.

BLISTERING

BLISTERING

Bubbles resulting from localized loss of adhesion, and lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface.

CHALK RUN-DOWN

CHALK RUN-DOWN

he washing down of chalk from an excessively eroding paint onto another area below (a brick foundation, for example), ruining its appearance (see Chalking).

CHALKING

CHALKING

Formation of fine powder on the surface of the paint film during weathering which can cause color fading.

CRACKING / FLAKING

CRACKING / FLAKING

The splitting of a dry paint film through at least one coat, which will lead to complete failure of the paint.

DIRT PICK-UP

DIRT PICK-UP

Accumulation of dirt, dust particles and/or other debris on the paint film; may resemble mildew.

EFFLORESCENCE / MOTTLING

EFFLORESCENCE / MOTTLING

Crusty, white salt deposits, leached from mortar or masonry as water passes through it.

FADING / POOR COLOR RETENTION

FADING / POOR COLOR RETENTION

Premature and/or excessive lightening of the paint color, which often occurs on surfaces with sunny southern exposure.

FROSTING

FROSTING

A white, salt-like substance on the paint surface. Frosting can occur on any paint color, but it is less noticeable on white paint or lighter tints.

LAPPING

LAPPING

Appearance of a denser color or ligher gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during paint application.

MILDEW

MILDEW

Black, gray or brown areas of fungus growth on the surface of paint or caulk.

NAILHEAD RUSTING

NAILHEAD RUSTING

Reddish-brown stains and spots on the paint surface.

PAINT INCOMPATIBILITY

PAINT INCOMPATIBILITY

Loss of adhesion where many old coats of alkyd or oil-based paint receive a latex top coat.

PEELING

PEELING

Loss of paint due to poor adhesion. Where there is a primer and top coat, or multiple coats of paint, peeling may involve some or all coats.

POOR ALKALI RESISTANCE

POOR ALKALI RESISTANCE

Color loss and overall deterioration of paint film on fresh masonry.

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