Different Paint Defects That You Should Know 

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Most painting jobs are completed without any problems but occasionally, things don’t go as planned. So, we have listed the different types of paint defects that you should know about. These defects can go unnoticed for many years which can result in bigger problems in the future. If you see any of these issues, you can tap Chandler Painting Pros so our team.


This type of defect appears like the paint is marred by small articles of many different types of materials such as dust, grit, broken paint skin, and fragments of bristles from brushes. The surface can be reinstated by allowing the coat to solidify before rubbing it down carefully. You can use abrasive paper to completely remove the skin. Do not re-apply paint over the bittiness as it will cause it to flake and peel.


A bleeding paint or discoloration happens when the previously coated portion of your home is exposed to soluble matter or leeching out of the previous coating. For example, If there’s a corrosive material installed on the exterior walling, it can corrode over time as the rainwater strikes it. When mixed with your paint, this will appear like a brown fluid bleeding around the affected area.

Blistering or Bubbling Paint

A blistering paint is caused by improper adhesion. It could be that there’s trapped air or moisture in between the surface and the paint, or the wall was not properly prepped before painting. This case calls for completely scraping the paint and prepping the surface correctly before applying new paint.


If you try to touch your walls and it leaves some chalky substance on your hands, it is not dusting my friend. This simply means that your wall is chalking due to the surface that is starting to erode from exposure to the weather. Moreover, a good gloss paint may soon begin to chalk if used over a porous surface, which has been insufficiently sealed.


This is a type of defect that happens when freshly applied paint recedes from the surface, consequently leaving small craters around the area. It is usually caused by contamination around the area with oil, wax, polish, or grease. That is why it is very important to prep the surface properly before applying the paint.


Curtaining happens when the paint suddenly runs down the wall like a falling curtain. When it happens, it means the paint is not evenly applied. Some parts are too thick and heavy, while some are not. To prevent this from happening, you must ensure that the paint primer dries completely before applying another coating. You must also use the right type of brush or roller to ensure that the paint is evenly distributed throughout the surface of your home.


 Lifting is a type of paint disturbance that happens when you apply another coat to a painted surface that has not dried up yet. The moment the first coating dries up, your topcoat will shrink and form disturbing patterns on the surface. Compared with an ordinary crack on the wall, lifting can happen in your entire ceiling or walls. To treat this situation, there’s a chance that the paint will be completely scraped and replaced with new paint.

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