When a wall is not painted properly, the result is often a visual nightmare. One issue that is easy to spot is poor paint sheen uniformity, which is often referred to as flashing or joint flashing. This is a difference in paint sheens that is especially recognizable when looking at the wall at an angle or when light shines on the surface at an angle. Even though the paint was from the same can, the final job appears to have been applied with varying sheens of paint as a result of visible combinations of dull spots and shiny spots.
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Building maintenance persons are aware that appearances matter. They have the responsibility to keep houses or complexes looking fresh and clean. Their jobs often depend on it. However, problems arise that can often be tough to fix, especially if the building maintenance person does not have the resources or knowledge to correct the issue. We are able to provide information, including useful tips, to help anyone overcome obstacles that keep a building from sparkling as bright as it potentially could.
A difference in paint sheens always has a root cause. The cause is usually from poor application processes that include over-thinning the paint that is used for the job or overspreading the paint across the surface. Also, poor sheen uniformity can become present when overly porous substrates result in the over penetration of the top coat of paint. No matter the cause, a solution is possible. In terms of application processes, use enough paint to effectively cover every inch of the wall or surface. In addition, use a roller brush that was designed specifically for the type of surface being painted and apply the paint with soft, even rolling motion. In terms of substrates that are overly porous, make sure to seal the entire surface with a high-quality primer that is designed for use on that particular surface.
With proper training and sufficient information, building maintenance becomes a simple job. The result is a building that sparkles year after year and keeps the bosses happy. Without the best maintenance practices, issues become major headaches that never seem to go away. If an issue is coated over with an unprofessional remedy, the headaches are merely postponed. The key is forgetting about temporary fixes and learning how to permanently keep buildings from showing the same recurring blemishes. Finding the right solutions to problems decreases stress while saving bundles of money and tons of time. We provide the information that can ensure building maintenance persons know the right products to use and the right techniques to apply those products.