Painting used to be so simple. There were only a few kinds of building products such as wood or brick or plaster and there were only a few different products types to choose from. Now there are hundreds of each, if not more, yet it still boils down to identifying the surface, determining the aesthetics and desired amount of durability and choosing an appropriate product.
The job of paints is to protect the underlying surface and look good doing it. But some surfaces have problems. Sometimes it is from a lack of maintenance, sometimes it is because the surface was not or cannot be prepared properly. The pages under after this one will attempt to show some problems I’ve encountered and what the recommended remedy would be.
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