Painting your home’s exterior and interior always adds value to your house. New paint can change the mood of a space and gives the feeling of newness and freshness to your house. However, after some time, several paint defects like cracking, patchiness, blistering, etc. may arise due to chemical attacks, effects of atmosphere, sunlight, humidity and dust or individually or jointly deteriorating it. Among them, chalking paint is the most common defect observed after the painting on the exterior and interior surface of your house.
As the name suggest ‘chalking’ is a formation of a white, chalky powder on the surface of the paint film during weathering, which can cause colour fading. Over time, almost all the paint will have this defect if subjected to outdoor exposure. Chalking paint mainly occurs due to insufficient oil in primer. Hence, you need to take certain precautions and find a useful solution to remove chalking paint defect.
01. Determine the degree of chalking by rubbing the surface with a finger or dark cloth.
02. Remove chalking paint defect residues by one of these following methods:
03. Allow the surface to dry thoroughly.
04. Check the surface again using your finger or cloth to determine the amount of chalk residue;
05. If chalk still remains noticeable, use latex primer as the first coat of paint. Repaint the surface with the good quality paint.
Therefore, always follow good painting techniques so that this type of paint defect does not occur. Understanding fully the causes of chalking paint will prepare you enough for the painting process and will make the paint job easier for you.