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Friday 13th September, 2019

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Effects The Weather Can Have On Paint

The weather can be versatile, particularly here in the UK, one day it can be sunny and the next it can be raining with high winds. Have you ever considered the effects the weather can have on paint on the exterior of your building? Shirley Industrial Painters and Decorators provide a brief insight into what happens to your paint at the hands of the weather.

The effects the sun can have on paint:

Many of you will probably already be aware that the sun can cause negative effects, and it’s no different for the exterior of a painted building. The high humidity of the sun can pierce the paint and cause bubbles to form underneath, and eventually lead to chalking and possible erosion. Low-quality paints are more susceptible to this kind of wear, so it’s always best to spend a little extra and get the paint that is going to look after your walls, as well as make them look good.

Direct sunlight can also cause fading, particularly with older buildings that haven’t had a new lick of paint for a while. The best way to help prevent fading is to invest in high-quality paint that has protective qualities, to keep the exterior of your building looking good for longer.

The effects the cold can have on paint:

The effects cold weather can have on exterior paint is the opposite to those caused by the sun. Low temperatures can result in paint shrinking, which is when cracks begin to form. If it continues to stay cold, or wind and rain appear, these cracks can then turn into flaking and you’ll begin to lose paint from your building. Likewise with sun damage, the best way to prevent cracking and flaking is to utilise high-quality paint or a high-quality coating to help your building get through the colder months.

Shirley Industrial Painters and Decorators

If the exterior of your commercial building has suffered due to weather effects, Shirley Industrial Painters and Decorators can help restore it to its former glory. We work with high-quality paints and can tailor our service to suit your needs, whether it’s through decoration or by adding protective coatings. To discuss your commercial painting needs, just give us a call on 03333 660 408 or send us a message via our online contact form, and we’ll be in touch shortly.