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Stress Also Affects the Paint on our Homes

Brad Stoner - Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Who in our midst hasn't complained at one time or another concerning the stress we're under? Yet our homes suffer silently facing constant stress.

It is not work, deadlines, or family finances that induce difficulties for our homes. Rather, it's the weather as well as the environment. Even common conditions like strong San Diego sunlight, rain, and fluctuating temperatures place force on our abodes and on the outside paint that protects them. Read on for a lot of timely tips on how even ordinary San Diego weather can put force on your paint and cause it to suffer.

Sun. While many people are happiest when it's sunny, these bright conditions can ruin paint. Ultraviolet rays usually deteriorate the binder in exterior paint in much the same way that the rays can break the skin on our bodies. Since the paint's binder breaks down, pigment is released in the form of a powder that will wash away over the next time it rains. When paint erodes, it feels right faded color and diminished protection for your home.
Moisture. San Diego weather such as rain, high humidity, or an occasional frost, can also be hazardous for exterior paint. The truth is, any kind of moisture may cause paint to melt and swell, eventually leading to blistering, cracking, peeling or flaking. In addition, moist conditions support the increase of mildew, which could mar the appearance of any paint job.

Temperature Fluctuation. Changing temperatures cause wood and lots of other exterior surfaces to be expanded and contract, sometimes dramatically. In the event the paint into the surface isn't flexible enough, this movement may cause the paint to hack and slough off.

Even though San Diego weather is very moderate we still simply cannot control the elements, we should instead make a plan to guard our homes from nature's climatic stressors. Knowing that means addressing small problems before they become major issues, properly preparing exterior surfaces before painting them, and applying the highest quality paint which, for most circumstances, means using a high-quality 100% acrylic latex coating.

High quality 100% acrylic latex paints resist weather stressors in a number of ways:

Compared to ordinary paints, high quality coatings suffer less from ultraviolet rays, so that they usually resist the sun's bleaching effects.They adhere well on the painted surface, so there is certainly less chance of blistering, during very moist conditions.They contain more mildewcide than ordinary paint, which helps prevent mildew from forming on the outside surface.These are tough and versatile, which permits them to expand and contract with temperature swings, instead of cracking and flaking.

Yes, there is definitely hope for homes which might be victims of stress... in the form of preventative medicine. Make timely repairs, do good surface preparation and try to apply two coats of high quality 100% acrylic latex house paint, plus your home will be able to handle whatever the morning brings!

If you would like Brad Stoner Painting to come out and give you a free estimate to reduce the stress on your home call us today and book an appointment.


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