Not all colors and painting jobs are the same. Depending on various factors including the type of paint, the painter, and the weather conditions, the results will be different. Sometimes with time, the painting on the exterior of your building starts fading away and does not look as good as it did in the beginning.
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There is an importance in having a good paint job done on the building you are maintaining. The exterior of a building always adds value to it and upgrades the appearance of it. If you want to sell the building, having a great job done with its exterior will guarantee better and quicker results when selling. Even if you are using an old building, having a new looking exterior with a great paint job makes it like new. Luckily, here is some information on how you can achieve this and maintain your building exterior to look new.
A main problem with the paint job on the exterior of a building is the gradual exterior color fading. Fading is the loss of color pigment in the paint. This can be due to a couple of reasons. The quality of the paint is the main reason for color retention and paint color fading. When the paint is of low quality, the upper layers of the paint quickly begin to peel off. The paint coating chalks off, and the color fades out. Another reason for color fading is excessive exposure to sunlight. The UV radiation is harsh to the pigmentation of the paint. Some colors like bright blue, yellow, and red are more vulnerable to paint color fading due to UV radiation. Over-tinting can also cause exterior color fading. Other factors that can shorten the life of exterior paint are coastal weather conditions, low film thickness, darker paints that attract more light, and extreme weather temperatures.
There is a solution to all the odds of maintaining a colorful exterior. Unfortunately, paint that has started fading and cracking can't be fixed. The solution is to pressure wash or scrub all surface paint and chalking before repainting. You can paint everything anew, and with the appropriate tips and materials, you can achieve a result of high quality that will last. Select a quality paint from a manufacturer that guarantees a degree of UV resistance. If the paint is going to be exposed to sunlight, choose a lighter color as it absorbs less radiation and heat. Paints that use inorganic pigments tend to be more resistant to UV radiation. Maintaining the paint is also important for its longevity. Have a maintenance plan for annually washing and repainting the color coat so that you will halt chalking before it even occurs.
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