Peeling paint has been a problem in Chicago for as long as painted buildings have been erected. For commercial property that was built before 1978, peeling indoor paint poses an even bigger concern, because of the potential exposure to lead and the likelihood for lead poisoning. Here are some of the reasons that make paint peel inside your commercial property.
Type of Paint
If the ceiling of your building is peeling, then it may have originally been painted with calcimine, sometimes called Kal-Kote. Unfortunately, the only paint that is compatible with painting over old calcimine is new calcimine. Otherwise, the paint will not stick and will begin to flake or peel.
If your commercial space recently suffered some water damage, or there is a leak or high humidity in the office, makes the paint peel. Paint does not adhere well to wet or damp surfaces. Also, when plasterboard becomes wet and then dries, after a few rounds of this, it begins to rot and turn to powder. Paint will not adhere to this, either.
Bad Paint Job
Sometimes a bad paint job is a culprit of peeling paint. One bad habit some painters have is using too much paint so that the paint is layered on too thickly. This is especially bad for ceilings since the weight coupled with gravity speeds up the paint deterioration process.
Cracking and peeling paint detracts from the beauty of the interior space of commercial properties. What’s worse is when you just paid to have the space beautified with that new coat of paint. Unfortunately, leaks happen, paint types are not always properly detected and some contractors are not as well trained as they should be.
To ensure you get the job done right the first time, or to correct the error of a bad paint job in your commercial building, call on Precision Painting & Decorating. You can reach us at 630-556-8609 or send an email to request an estimate.