Exterior painted houses are particularly prone to moisture damage in Seattle Wa and the Pacific Northwest. During the winter months high moisture content in the air condenses when the air cools at night. This leaves a watery film on painted surfaces that attracts paint damaging mildew and can also begin to soften the paint finish. The moisture bound paint will expand and contract as it becomes wet and then is dried by the sun’s heat of day. The repeat of this action can eventually cause paint to bubble and peal. If the moisture problem is not corrected the wood siding and trim of the House can rot and need to be repaired or replaced. Fortunately it is possible to weather proof the exterior finish of your house with the new exterior paints available to the home owner.
Properly prepare areas of house to be painted by cleaning and sanitizing. Provide a smooth primed or finish surface ready for final paint finish application. Use a 100% acrylic-latex exterior premium paint. Eggshell-satin or a semigloss finish will give the protection from surface moisture. The paint should formulated to easy shed moisture while curing to maximum hardness after application. The right paint correctly applied will mean a longer lasting paint job and excellent protection of wood siding trim.
A local painting professional like My Seattle Painter can best determine what is causing paint to peal on your house. An experienced professional painting contractor will recommend the proper care when repainting to reasonably assure a long life to the new house paint coating.