Common Paint Problems

chipping paint problems

CHIPPING OF COATING

Cause:

  • The top coat used is not of good quality.
  • The paint used required multiple layers of paint and putty to make surface look good
  • The paint used was not able to adhere to substrate properly and possibly substrate was not properly prepared.

Consequence:

  • Inferior product chips under the conditions, exposing the substrate and leading to structural damage, increasing life-cycle maintenance cost and reduce property value.
  • Many layers of paint and putty make a thick coat, which cannot hold to the substrate or to under coat and cracks and chips off. Water and the elements will cause structural damage very fast causing excessive repair costs, increasing life-cycle maintenance cost and reduce property value.
  • The paint quality was not enough or was wrong for this application or the application work was not professional, causing excessive repair costs, increasing life-cycle maintenance cost and reduce property value.

Flügger Solution:

  • Repaint with suitable Flügger products to restore value and ensure long lasting coating and reduce future maintenance expenses.
  • Remove the heavy coatings and repaint with suitable Flügger products to restore value and ensure long lasting coating and reduce future maintenance expenses.
  • Repaint with suitable Flügger products to restore value and ensure long lasting coating and reduce future maintenance expenses.
 

fading paint problems

FADING

Cause:

  • Top coat has no adequate resistance to UV
  • Top coat has no adequate resistance to pollution
  • Substrate has high chalk content.

Consequence:

  • Surface looks dull and ugly. The paints protective abilities are reduced and may lead to structural damage if not addressed.
  • Surface looks dull and ugly. The paints protective abilities are reduced and may lead to structural damage if not addressed, causing excessive repair costs, increasing life-cycle maintenance cost and reduce property value.
  • Over the time, the chalk lifts through the paint coats to the surface, leaving it whitish, dull and unsightly. This appears like fading, but in fact is getting chalky.

Flügger Solution:

  • Repaint with suitable Flügger products using UV resistant top coat to restore value and ensure long lasting coating and reduce future maintenance expenses.
  • Repaint with suitable Flügger products using pollution resistant top coat to restore value and ensure long lasting coating and reduce future maintenance expenses..
  • Use Flügger undercoat products to block off any further chalking and top coat suitable for the application.
 

Dirty paint problems

DIRTY SURFACE

Cause:

  • Top coat has no dirt repellent or self-cleaning ability
  • Window sills, wall seams and other surface structures are not designed for dirty flowing water. No amount of repainting will correct this regardless of paint used.
  • Wrong paints are used on the high traffic areas that are subject to touching, scuffing etc.

Consequence:

  • Surface looks dirty and ugly with dirt stripes. The paints protective abilities are reduced and may lead to structural damage if not addressed, causing excessive repair costs, increasing life-cycle maintenance cost and reduce property value.
  • Dirty water flows along the wall and seeps into the paint coat, leaving the entire coat dirty. Paint cannot be cleaned as dirt is inside of it. Bad design causes unnecessary repair costs, increasing life-cycle maintenance cost and reduce property value.
  • Dirty water flows along the wall and seeps into the paint coat, leaving the entire coat dirty. Paint cannot be cleaned as dirt is inside of it. Bad design causes unnecessary repair costs, increasing life-cycle maintenance cost and reduce property value.

Flügger Solution:

  • Repaint with suitable Flügger products using self-cleaning top coat to restore value and ensure long lasting coating and reduce future maintenance expenses.
  • Design corrective sills, drip ledges and other corrective measures required. Repaint with suitable Flügger products using self-cleaning top coat to restore value and ensure long lasting coating and reduce future maintenance expenses.
  • Prepare and strengthen the substrate as required. Select highly washable and durable paint such as Flügger High Tech, stone, metal or plastic surfaces.
 

SUBSTRATE OR OTHER COLOR SHINING THROUGH TOP COAT

Cause:

  • The paints used have poor hiding power, that would require multiple coatings. Either pain selection was not advised by professional, or money has been "saved" here short term.

Consequence:

  • The painted area looks spotty, streaked or otherwise uneven and not of the desired color. The top coat might not protect the structure enough, which may lead to structural damages, causing excessive repair costs, increasing life-cycle maintenance cost and reduce property value.

Flügger Solution:

  • Repaint with suitable Flügger coating system that has excellent 98% hiding power to restore value and ensure long lasting coating and reduce future maintenance expenses.
 

BUBBLES/WRINKLES ON THE SURFACE

Cause:

  • The substrate has had high water content/humidity when the paint coat has been applied. This excessive water is concentrating to areas, causing the paint coat distort. This is a problem of too fast painting.
  • Top coat has no adequate resistance to pollution.
  • There is water leak in the structure, trapping water between paint coating and the substrate. This is caused by faulty or poor water proofing, not the paint itself.

Consequence:

  • The paint coat looks uneven and unsightly. The bubbles and wrinkles start chipping off over the time, exposing the surface. Also, some structural damage may happen if not addressed.
  • Repair any damaged areas and repaint with suitable Flügger products.

Flügger Solution:

  • The paint coat looks uneven and unsightly. The bubbles and wrinkles start chipping off over the time, exposing the surface. Also, major structural damage may happen if this is not corrected immediately.
  • Investigate water leaks and repair or apply waterproofing as required. Repaint with suitable Flügger products.