The outdoor painting or one man and a brush problems are very disappointing, it is important to recognize them and find a quick solution to the problem. Exterior painting is subject to extreme temperature changes, environmental changes, other problems caused during the improper preparation and application.
Below are certain instructions help you resolving the difficulties faced.
When peeling occurs then it is advisable to remove the paint by sanding, scarping, or power washing. Then all the patches should be primed by high quality primmer and then re – paint. This will help form peeling in the future.
To prevent from blistering then you should allow the new lumber to dry fully. Also have a vapor barrier below the siding to help prevent moisture related blistering.
Best way to treat chalking is by washing the surface with a solution containing powdered laundry detergent and water. Apply the mixture, and then with the help of a clean cloth or nylon brush scrub the whole area. If the chalking still remains then apply, trisodiumphosphate with instructions. But this will lighten the paint; there will be a need to apply a layer of paint.
Mildew can be removed by scrubbing a mixture of diluting 1 part of household bleach and three parts of water and leave the bleach for few minutes before rinsing it. Thoroughly clean the exterior with a detergent solution and remove all dirt. Once all is dried, apply around two coats of acrylic latex paint, this will help resist mildew more efficiently.
It is practically not possible to remove rusty nails. So the nails heads should be sanded with sandpaper and dabbed with rust converter. Also it is advised that if the surrounding contains rusty sidings then should be coated with shellac based primer sealer, this will help not to bleed. And then apply a fresh coat of paint and then apply a primer. If the paint cracks then you need to remove all paint down and apply a layer of primer and then top it up two coats of paint.