Bathroom remodeling contractors are familiar with the most common reasons for renovating any part of a home. Many homeowners try to solve the issue of a dated appearance by applying a fresh coat of paint. It’s an affordable solution that can be done by anyone with DIY skills. However, it’s also often a temporary solution and the homeowner is likely to be disappointed with the job or will have to redo the project in a few years.
Here are the common problems with paint:
Bubbles can form under the paint. This is caused by the expansion of moisture trapped in the paint. It’s a common issue when paint is applied during a particularly humid day, when re-coating before the first coat is totally dry, or when painting a surface that’s damp. In an area that receives plenty of rain and snow, moisture can be everywhere, so painting can be a problem.
Painting on a tight budget can cause chalking because cheaper paints have lower quality and contain plenty of pigment extenders. The powdery substance that forms when the paint is dry is called chalking. The paint’s age, color (especially bright ones), and the application can also be a factor in chalking.
Jagged lines can form on dry paint as it begins to split. This is common when the wall isn’t primed, or when the second coat is applied before the first one has completely dried.
When you paint over an older color, as is common when the homeowner is trying a budget “remodel”, the new paint might peel off as there is a loss of adhesion to the old paint. Moisture, dirt, and dust on the surface before the paint is applied can also cause peeling.
Mold and Mildew Growth
Good paints have an ingredient that protects them from bacterial growth. This also prevents mold and mildew. However, if you use cheap paint, you’ll likely have problems with mold and mildew in a high-humidity area. Mold and mildew are unsightly health hazards.
You can experience other problems with paint depending on the quality and type you use. Some bathtub replacement contractors have proprietary coating systems that can solve your paint woes. A good example is the HomePride Coating System. Here are some of its best benefits:
- Retains color for a very long time
- Does not chalk
- Does not retain air pollution or dirt
- Does not become brittle due to internal plasticization, which is common with cheap paints
- Breathable yet resists water, so no mold will grow
- Resists hail, fire, and wind
- Highly reflective, so it can help lower your energy use
- Simply beautiful, it can add value to any property
Instead of buying cheap paint and DIY-ing the job, invest in the HomePride Coating System. Call LuxStone of Colorado at (303) 558-5225 or use this form to get started on your project. We are also expert bathtub installation contractors.