Why Does My Home’s Paint Peel? | Spectrum Painting

Why Does My Home’s Paint Peel?

Why Does My Home’s Paint Peel?

Getting your house painted is such an exciting project. House painting revitalizes your home and makes it truly yours (not to mention it increases your property value). But the last thing you want is for your paint to start peeling. It doesn’t matter if it’s exterior paint or interior paint, having peely paint can really dampen the overall look of your interior design. Thankfully, this is a problem that our painters can help you with. You don’t have to stress about it alone.

Peeling paint can be caused by a variety of issues, but below are the most common problems and how Spectrum Painting can prevent them.

Moisture is a tricky thing, especially with exterior paint. Our team of painters won’t paint right after a storm or rain shower. You want to give the walls a chance to dry. In addition, the moisture in the air can cause the paint to stay unsettled. We want our projects to look fantastic, so we always do house painting when it is nice and dry outside.

Type of surface
This might seem like a no-brainer, but painting on hard and slick surfaces will surely make the paint peel, since the paint has nothing to stick to, making the adhesion hard to achieve when painting. This is true for all types of surfaces, including metal, glass and others. If you have a slick surface, we scrape or sand the area to dull it, making it easier for the paint to adhere to the surface. In addition, priming before adding your desired paint will keep it looking fresh for years to come.

Wrong paint
Another likely reason your paint might peel is poor quality paint. Rest assured that Spectrum uses only the best types of paints. In addition, peeling can also happen if you forgot to use a primer, or you paint over existing paint with a different type like water, oil or latex-based. This is a common mistake and should be avoided when doing DIY interior design. If you hire our painters to complete any painting projects for exterior or interior design, we complete research about what’s best for your walls. We determine what was used previously and find out what will work best this time around. We work with our clients directly to find the best kind of paint that fits your budget and will sustain a long-lasting finish.

There are a lot of factors for why your paint might peel, but why worry about it? Just hire a professional to take care of it. With years of experience, the Spectrum Painting professional team knows what paint and techniques work best, and we make sure each and every project is above and beyond quality. If you want to learn more about our exterior paint or interior design services including house painting, commercial painting and power washing in the New Jersey, contact a member of our team today!

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Oldemar and Rolando made everything perfect and would like them both again! You were our first painter and will always be our only.
Nancy M. | Sep/1/2016
This is the third project that Spectrum completed at our home, and it is with great pleasure to say that this was another PERFECT experience from beginning to end! We wish to thank the entire Spectrum team for their professionalism, knowledge, and excellent workmanship!! They are always courteous, reliable, and very experienced. Once again Rich was very helpful and attentive to our needs for this project. Pawel was our crew leader, and he was amazing! He was so meticulous, and he took great pride in his work. A job well done! Thank you again for your exemplary service. We definitely look forward to having Spectrum complete future projects at our home!
Rich and Phyllis Ulivella | Jun/5/2019
Raul was excellent to work with. Meticulous in getting the job done right. The crew was great, clean and careful and did a great job.
Rachel T. | Jul/19/2016
Excellent workmanship! The crew was meticulous, very polite and when finished, the house was left very clean. We chose Spectrum based on your reputation and you lived up to it!
Roselle A. | Jun/30/2016
Ruedi kept the home and work area clean. Communicated with family in a respectful manner. Did a beautiful job on our front door!
Mike & Stacey M. | Aug/26/2015
Great work, professional and on time. Quality of work was exceptional and they got me scheduled quickly. The work was flawless and exceeded my expectations and I have high standards!
Dave B. | Aug/30/2016
I just had a few rooms painted by Rich's great team, Rafael and Marcin. They were extremely pleasant and courteous. They spent time carefully prepping the area. Their work was absolutely flawless. There was one area of the ceiling that was haphazardly patched before - a cap screwed into a former light fixture that looked terrible and I asked for them to somehow make it disappear. I couldn't believe when I walked in...you couldn't tell there was ever a cap or fixture or any spackling/hiding: like it never happened. I highly recommended Spectrum!
Vera B. | Aug/30/2016
From the estimate to final walk through, every aspect was done in a friendly and professional manner. Could not be more pleased with the final product, a beautifully stained bow and kitchen window. Jose' and his helper did an excellent job and went above and beyond to make sure we were completely satisfied with the work. Second time using Spectrum and I highly recommend them.
Jeff G. | Aug/30/2016
Crew is very respectful and organized. The project was fully reviewed in advance, with attention to detail. The team was great- hardworking, respectful and very efficient.
Melinda T. | Oct/27/2016