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One of the easiest and most convenient ways of upgrading the feel and look of your home is by painting your walls. This task is so easy that it can be done by yourself but it should definitely be left to professionals to ensure it is properly completed. Over time, wear and tear can make the paint lose its crispness and sheen. After awhile, there is also a chance that the paint may start fading. By understanding factors of what can cause paint to fade out can aid you in avoiding many mistakes during the paint job. We are going to lend a few helpful tips to those who insist on doing the project themselves without the help of a professional. Here are a few probable causes of why your paint has begun to fade.
The Wrong Type of Paint Was Selected
The main reason why paint can start fading too early because the wrong type of paint was used to cover your walls. Bear in mind that there a certain points which can determine the specific paint type that you should use for your home’s walls. The most significant factor is the weather. There are specific types of paints that you can are unable to use if the area you live in has high humidity. Along with the weather, the type of wall paint finish can increase a risk of your walls fading. For example, attempting to use a matte finish on exteriors can cause fading due to heavy levels of moisture from humidity.
That is one reason why we advise that you at least make contact with one reputable professional in your area when selecting the paint for your home. Even if you are a do-it-yourself type of person. Selecting the correct type of paint will mean that half of your battle has already been won.
Forgot to Prepare the Surface Properly
Failure to plan out your project is planning to fail, especially when it involves painting your home. You can’t simply grab a brush or roller, dip it in the paint, and begin stroking away on the walls. You have to fully prepare the surface before. This helps ensure that the paint sticks. Also, you will have to let the first coat dry before painting the second coat. If you decide to skip these steps, there is a greater chance that the paint will begin to fade a little too early. Not only. Not will proper preparation highly reduce the risk of fading, but it also helps you detect any cracks or bubbles on the wall that may hamper its appearance. That means you will get the ultimate value for your paint job.
Ignoring Sunlight’s Impact on the Wall
Many people do not realize that the sunlight is one of the most common causes of fading paint. If any of your walls are hit by direct sunlight, there is a great chance that the paint will fade sooner than usual. Therefore, you should assess levels of sunlight that a room receives before proceeding with a new coat of paint. You can be sure that the sunlight will not affect durability and longevity of the chosen paint.
After reading our tips, you can see there are many causes of fading paint. The best way to prevent this is by understanding all the causes and taking precautionary steps to make sure it doesn’t affect the paint.