Does Your Home Have Any of These Exterior Paint Failures?

Save money by avoiding expensive repairs.

1.Wood cracking and separation – Here we see separation between the stucco and wood window sill and cracking in the wood window sill itself. Of all the types of failure, this is the most common and can lead to larger, more costlier repairs.

The best approach to remedy this is:

  • scrape out all of the failed material where the stucco meets the wood;
  • sand the sill down thoroughly;
  • Apply a coat of a strong, adhesive primer;
  • Apply a premium grade caulking material if the gap is not too large;
  • Patch the cracks in the wood with a 2-part wood epoxy;
  • Patch the stucco if needed with a high grade concrete patching material;
  • Sand the epoxy and prime the patches;
  • Apply 2 coats of finish paint.

Paint Repair Solution by Arana Craftsman Painters, Oakland, Berkeley, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Piedmont

 

2.Stucco peeling and cracks – this is a severe case of stucco separating from the base of the house, but an example of what can happen when left uncoated too long;

The best approach to remedy this situation is:

  • Remove all of the failed and peeling paint;
  • Prime the area with a good adhesive primer;
  • Patch stucco and match texture as needed;
  • Prime the patch and apply 2 coats of finish paint.

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3. Bare wood spots – Wood areas without coating will eventually lead to splits and rot. Wood siding replacement is some of the most expensive repairs on a home.

The best approach to remedy this situation is:

  • Remove all of the failed and peeling paint;
  • Sand the surrounding area to “abrade” the surface;
  • Feather sand to disappear the edges of the surrounding paint;
  • Prime the spot with a good penetrating primer – oil-hybrid or another strong adhesive primer;
  • Apply 2 coats of finish “corner to corner” on the surface.

Exterior Paint Problem - Bare Wood Spots, Arana Craftsman Painters, Bay Area