Mould

If you’ve noticed black, grey or brown areas on your painted surface, chances are you’re dealing with a mould problem.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Cracking / flaking

Cracking or flaking is the splitting of a dry paint film. This is a problem that needs fixing as it can lead to complete failure of the paint. For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Wrinkling

We all know the sun can give us wrinkles, but did you know it can do the same to your paint? Wrinkling is a rough, crinkled paint surface that occurs when paint forms a 'skin'.

Tannin staining

Tannin staining is the brownish or tan discoloration on a painted surface due to migration of tannins from the substrate through the paint film.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Surfactant leaching

Have you noticed small droplets appearing on your fresh coat of acrylic paint? This is known as 'surfactant leaching'. Don't panic - it's a normal part of the curing process. For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Poor gloss retention

Poor gloss retention is the deterioration of paint film that results in excessive, or rapid loss of lustre in the topcoat.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Peeling

Peeling may involve one, some or all coats of paint from the primer right through to the topcoat.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Nail head rusting

Reddish-brown stains on the paint surface are caused by nail head rusting.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Chalking

Chalking is the formation of fine powder on the surface of the paint film during weathering, which can cause colour fading.   For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Lapping

Have you noticed that there are areas of denser colour or higher gloss where wet and dry layers overlap during painting?  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Dirt pickup

The accumulation of dirt, dust particles and/or other debris on your paint film may resemble mildew and isn’t the best look.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Blistering

Have you noticed bubbles in your paint film? It’s called blistering and results from the loss of adhesion between the paint and its underlying surface.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Alligatoring

Have you spotted patterned cracks in the surface of your paint film that resembles alligator scales?  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Poor alkali resistance

Poor alkali resistance is the loss of colour and overall deterioration of paint film on fresh masonry.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Fading & poor colour retention

Is your paint work looking a little dull? For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.

Efflorescence & mottling

Crusty, white salt deposits, leached from mortar or masonry as water passes through is known as mottling.  For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, its causes and solutions.