Inspect your paint coating at least once a year. Here are some paint maintenance tips that can help you extend the life of your exterior paint job and ultimately save you time and money.
Dealing with Mildew and Mold
Exterior paint can support growth of mildew, particularly after they have weathered for more than a couple of years. Mildew will most likely occur on northern exposure and in shaded and damp areas. Where mildew is found call your favorite painting contractor or do as follows:
Dealing with Dirt and Chalk
Airborne dirt can accumulate on paint and discolor it. Dirt can then become a fertile ground for and a source of food for mildew. Chalky pigment can be released from the paint film as it weathers, resulting in fading of colours and unsightly streaky rundown. Both dirt and chalk can be removed by scrubbing or power washing.
Watch Out for Cracking and Peeling
It is important to check for this condition of exterior paint and to catch failures early, This way you wills minimize subsequent greater paint failures or make re-paints, if these are desired, less expensive. Examine the paint coating closely for cracking and peeling, and repair immediately.
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