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5 Common Paint Failures in Interior Painting and How To Fix Them in St. Louis, MO

5 Common Paint Failures in Interior Painting and How To Fix Them in St. Louis, MO

When you delve into the world of interior redesign, one of the things that often comes up is painting and repainting your interior walls.

It does happen on occasion, however, that you will experience paint failures which seem to come out of nowhere but actually have root causes.

When we are equipped with the right knowledge it is possible to not only know what happened, but what to do about it.

With that being the case, here are five common paint failures in interior painting and how to fix them in St. Louis, MO.

1. The Paint Is Leaching

If the paint on your wall has a sort of funny look to it… almost like a child has painted on it with water colors, and you don’t even have children… it’s entirely possible you are dealing with a case of paint leaching, particularly if the paint you used was latex.

The issue is that if you had applied a coat of latex paint and the area was wet or even moist, it causes this strange phenomenon known as leaching which has the appearance of a sort of leaky water color like thing, color almost dripping.

What you basically need to do is to either strip off the existing paint or to sand and after making sure the wall is entirely dry, apply a coat of primer followed by a coat of the paint of the color you choose — after the primer dries, of course.

2. The Paint On The Wall Is Wrinkly

If the paint on your wall looks at all wrinkly, there are a few things that might have caused it to happen.

The underlying cause is that the paint layer that is on top is drying faster than the paint layer on the bottom, which you will sometimes see when the temperature where you are painting is too cold or too hot.

Here once again you will want to strip off the paint that is there and then fully sand over the surface of the walls that you are looking to paint and prime and paint them.

3. Old Colors Are Coming Out And Look Awful

The root cause of this is quite possibly that you did not use a proper primer to fully separate what was on the wall and what went onto the wall subsequently.

What you need to do to rectify this is to sand the walls with a good quality sandpaper and then prime with a tinted primer if your color is changing from light to dark, and once that dries you will use a coat or two of high quality paint in your color choice.

4. The Paint Just Looks Awful

The unfortunate truth is that sometimes there are lower quality paints out there that get used and the end result is that the paint job just ends up looking awful.

Unfortunately the only fix you have here is to start over from scratch but with higher quality paint — sanding over the surface of the walls and then first priming and then using at least two coats of the higher quality paint to make sure you see nothing of the old bad coat.

5. The Paint On The Wall Is Blistering

If the paint on the wall is blistering there is generally one root cause and that is that the paint was applied when the surface temperature was too hot, which caused it to blister up unpleasantly.

It’s entirely possible to spot correct this but if it is bad enough, you can sand over the surface of the wall and re-do the primer followed by a coat or two of paint,  if the surface is cool enough that you won’t run into the same problem again.

We would love the opportunity to be your go-to interior painter in St. Louis, MO. Call us at 314-582-5272 to book a FREE estimate, and let us help you enhance the interior of your home so you can focus on other things.

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