Common Painting Problems for Interior Paint Jobs Part 1

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There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to brighten up your living or dining room. But it’s been a couple of years since you had that room painted, and some issues have started to rear their ugly heads. So without further ado, here are common painting problems for interior paint jobs according to our experts from BJC Painting Services. We are also going to discuss the causes of these common paint issues, and what Brisbane and Gold Coast homeowners can do to address them.

Uneven paint sheen

Uneven paint sheen

You’ve probably stared at a certain wall in your house long enough, but you haven’t noticed that the paint is uneven until you stand at a certain angle. Uneven paint sheen is caused by many factors. The primary culprit, in this case, is poor workmanship. If you failed to prime a masonry wall or you used cheap paints, then those, too, could also cause uneven paint sheen.

To get an even coat, make sure to apply a high-quality primer to the surface before painting it with your choice of topcoat. Apply the paint on a relatively small surface first, then make sure to apply evenly as you go. If you don’t want to redo the entire wall or if only a small area is affected, then repaint the section, carefully applying an ample amount of coat this time. But if you’re not sure that you can do it properly, you can always hire a professional painter to do this for you.

Wrinkled paint

Your skin is not the only thing that gets wrinkled; paints can get wrinkled over time, too. This can be caused by different factors, including overloading the paintbrush or roller, or applying paint without waiting for the primer to cure first. It can also be caused by excessive heat or humidity, as well as painting a surface that had not been properly cleaned first.

To get a smoother finish, it’s best to prep your walls properly before applying the topcoat. Get rid of dirt and grease with a damp rag, and let it dry completely. Apply the right amount of primer and let it cure properly before you apply the topcoat.

To avoid rough and unsightly patches, it’s best to schedule the interior paint job during days when it’s not too cold, too hot, or too humid. Go easy on the paint, and make sure that it is even before you apply an additional coat. If you want to fix a wrinkled section, we recommend that you hire a professional painter as it is easy to choose the wrong paint colour to match the existing one.

Mouldy walls

Mouldy walls on Brisbane

You live in a subtropical area, and those green and black spots on the walls of your laundry room have been getting larger and larger for a couple of years now. You’ve tried getting rid of it by scrubbing the wall with water mixed with soap, but it did not work.

This is mould, and it cannot be removed easily even after you have given the wall a thorough scrubbing. Mould can be found in different parts of the house, but bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms are especially susceptible because of their proximity to water. If mould has taken over your walls and you want to have it painted, then it’s best to contact a professional painter to have it rectified immediately.