Why Your Home’s Paint is Peeling – and What to do

05 July 2018

There is nothing that can ruin the look and feel of a home’s interior and exterior than unsightly, peeling paint – especially if the paint job was completed not too long ago! Before you get in touch with a tool rental company to get hold of the essentials that you’ll need, here is what you should know about the DIY project that awaits you.

  • Reasons Why Paint Peels

    Aside from age, there are many different reasons why paint may start to peel. The most likely culprit is exposure to moisture and increased humidity. However, paint may also start to peel prematurely due to incorrect prepping before painting, like skipping the primer or neglecting to wash the walls before applying the paint. If you have applied a latex paint directly on top of an oil paint, peeling is also inevitable.

  • What to Do About It

    Many home owners think that once paint starts to peel, the only way to rectify the problem is to repaint the entire room. The good news is that this isn’t usually necessary if the damage isn’t extensive. In order to fix it, you’ll need to:

    • Start by removing the paint from the problem areas using a paint scraper,
    • repair any holes or cracks in the surface of the walls before washing them,
    • Allow the walls lots of time to dry,
    • Smooth out with sand paper, and
    • Apply primer.

Once you have done all of the above, you can paint the area again.

You’ll need the right power tools and equipment when it comes to handling your home’s DIY emergencies. Luckily, Talisman Hire is a tool rental company that you can count on for the best quality and rental prices. Contact us today to learn more about our extensive range of tools for rental.