- Sun. While most people are happiest on sunny days, the same bright conditions can wreak havoc on paint. “Ultraviolet rays tend to deteriorate the binder in exterior paint in much the same way that the rays can harm the skin on our bodies,” explains Zimmer. “As the paint’s binder breaks down, pigment is released in the form of a powder that can wash away in the next rainstorm. When paint erodes, the result is faded color and diminished protection for the home.”
- Moisture. Rain, snow, frost, and even high humidity can also be hazardous for exterior paint. In fact, any form of moisture can cause paint to soften and swell, eventually leading to blistering, cracking, peeling or flaking. On top of that, moist conditions support the growth of mildew, which can mar the appearance of any paint job.
- Temperature fluctuation. Changing temperatures cause wood and many other exterior surfaces to expand and contract, sometimes dramatically. If the paint on top of the surface isn’t flexible enough, this movement can cause the paint to crack and flake off.
Stewart’s Super Stu is a painter too! Nothing cute about it, our Super Stu team is experienced in both interior and exterior painting. More than just being detail oriented, our Super Stu team is considerate of your home both inside and out. We take great care as we work around furniture, landscaping and valuables. Our team is well versed in the many challenges presented when taking on painting projects. High and vaulted ceilings, stairways, balconies and lofts are never a problem as well as plaster walls and old sheathing. We specialize in waterproofing and water stained walls to make them look fresh and new. Knowledgeable, experienced and trust-worthy, our team will give your home a fresh look. Homeowners, you will thank us for painting your exterior. Heavy shutters and hard to reach trim are many of the challenges we overcome on a daily basis. Here’s how even ordinary weather can put strain on your paint and cause it to suffer: