Buildings that have had cladding coatings need to be monitored, especially when the weather is unpredictable. In the long term, the paint coatings can become damaged. In some cases the incorrect application of commercial grade paint can lead to a number of common faults. Read these common signs of paint failure to make sure your building meets the high commercial standards.
You will have noticed this before, on both commercial and domestic painting failures. Paint blistering occurs when paint coatings bubble up and form blister like characteristics. This frustrating faults can happen when the cladding coatings are applied to substrates that are too warm, which leads to solvent boil.
However, the most common cause of paint blistering is when contractors apply a cladding coating that is too thick for the material. In addition the impatient contractor will usually apply a second coat before the first coating has had time to dry properly.
When applying a coating, you must wait until the first coat has had at least 24-hours to dry. Using these basic rules will help prevent paint blistering.
This usually occurs over time, once the coating has been present for a number of years. When the paint begins to flake and crack, it usually suggests that it is time to re-spray the material and carry-out some basic on site building maintenance.
Paint cracks can be identified early on, usually in the form of a hairline crack. Once these have been identified, it is best to take action before larger cracks and bigger pieces of paint begin to fall from the material.
Another cause of paint cracking could be the result of a low quality paint.
Early signs of paint failure can also include chalking. This happens when the film of the paint starts to erode. It can be difficult to identify paint chalking on light colour buildings, if you work in or maintain a building that is coated white or light grey, you will need to take the time to really assess the building if you are to identify it.