Paint Problems: Peeling

What is peeling? Loss of paint due to poor adhesion. Where there is a primer and a top coat, or multiple coats of paint, peeling may involve some or all coats. Possible causes: Seepage of moisture...

Paint Problems: Nailhead Rusting

What is nailhead rusting? Reddish-brown stains on the paint surface. Possible Cause: Non-galvanized iron nails have begun to rust, causing bleed-through to the top coat. Non-galvanized iron nails...

Paint Problems: Mildew

What Is Mildew? Mildew is black, gray, or brown areas on the surface of paint or caulk. Possible Cause: Forms most often on areas that tend to be damp, and receive little or no direct sunlight...

Paint Problems: Chalking

What is Chalking? Chalking is the formation of fine powder on the surface of the paint film during weathering, which can cause color fading. Although some degree of chalking is normal, desirable way...

Paint Problems: Blistering

What is Blistering ? Bubbles resulting from localized loss of adhesion and lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface. Possible Cause: Painting a warm surface in direct...

Paint Problems: Alligatoring

What is Alligatoring? Alligatoring is patterned cracking in the surface of the paint film resembling the regular scales of an alligator. Possible Cause: Application of an extremely hard, rigid...