Your house’s paint might be the cheapest maintenance you could do in your home that affects greatly how your house’s foundation is protected as well as how you maintain your house’s curb appeal. No matter how we clean and maintain our exterior paint on a regular basis, there are still problems and issues that we face that make us frustrated. Worse, there are things that we do that help deteriorate and damage the exterior paint little do we know. 

 If you are looking for aexterior painting service, there are some that you can trust and that would guarantee you the best results. But, since we also have a responsibility as the owner, we need to identify some of the common problems in house paint to prevent them in the future.  


1.Checking and alligatoring paint 

Checking is when you notice some long, fairly evenly spaced cracks in the paint. Although they look mild, they can also become severe in the long run. 


Alligator skin type of problem can be manifested when the surface developers a cracked pattern with deep relief that resembles the reptile’s skin.  


Possible root causes: 

  • Natural aging of the wall materials as well as the paint. All materials that make up the raw surface of your wall.  
  • The oil-based paint has naturally aged and expired, and this led to the cracks you were able to notice 
  • The second coated that was applied was incompatible to the first paint and this makes the cracks appear sooner and more obviously  
  • The second coat of paint was put even if the first coat had not dried yet.  


2.Blistering paint 

This is characterized by the small to large size bubbles that can be seen under the paint film. This is commonly seen on trim and wood siding.  


Possible root causes  

The paint was put even of the wood is no dry and this caused the paint to trapped moisture that led to the paint expansion.  

The house accumulated moisture and this escaped through the walls that led to the damage. This is caused by poor ventilation of the house 

The paint was applied under the heat of the sun that caused it to trap the solvent vapor  

Low-quality latex paint 



This is characterized by a fine chalky powder that forms on the surface of the wall. Some of the cases are normal and you shud not worry about his. However, excessive chalking can be a sign of potential damage.  


Possible root causes: 

Low-quality siding 

Over-thinned plaint  

Applying the paint in improper method 

Cheaper quality exterior paint 


Other common problems: 

Efflorescence – characterized by a crusty white salt deposits 

Sagging or running  – characterized by a droppy, dripping appearance of the paint film 

Mildew – characterized by the black, green, brown, or dark splotchy spots on the paint.  

Ther are many potential damages you may experience on your paint and no matter what you do, paints are always susceptible to damage. Prolong its life by using quality paint and maintaining t so well. Also, always hire a professional painter.