It’s essential to keep your exterior paint in good condition, but there are some instances when painting may do more harm than good.

When Paint is Cracked or Peeling

If your exterior paint is cracked, peeling, or otherwise damaged, it’s best to have it repaired or replaced before attempting a new paint job. Painting over damaged paint can further damage the surface and cause problems down the road.

When the Weather Is Extreme

Painting your exterior during extreme weather conditions is also not recommended. High heat and direct sunlight can cause the paint to blister and peel, while cold temperatures can make it difficult for the paint to adhere correctly to the surface. If you must paint during these conditions, use a high-quality primer and paint specifically designed for extreme weather conditions.

When Lead is Present

You should avoid painting if there is any chance that leads paint may be present. Lead paint can be hazardous, so it must be professionally removed before starting any exterior painting projects.

The surface is in poor condition.

Paint will not adhere properly to a dirty, wet, or surface in poor condition.

You are not sure of the type of paint that has been used previously.

If you are unsure what type of paint has been previously applied, it’s best to remove it before applying a new coat.
Mixing different types of paint is not advisable.

  • Firstly, it can be difficult to achieve an even color when mixing two or more colors together. This can result in an uneven and patchy finish.
  • Secondly, mixing different types of paint can also affect the drying time and final finish of the paint job. Different types of paint dry at different rates, so mixing them together can create a finish that is either too dull or too glossy.
  • Finally, mixing different types of paint can also create a waste of paint as any unused mix will need to be thrown away.

You do not have the proper equipment.

If you want to paint your surface on your own and you do not have the proper equipment it can be very difficult and we do not recommend it. Painting walls may look easy but if you wish to achieve a professional finish that will stand the test of time, it’s best to leave it to a professional.

If you are in Canberra and looking for a trustworthy and professional exterior painter you can rely on, contact Gabe at Fluid Painting Solutions today.