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3 Common Paint Problems – And How to Fix Them

A fresh coat of paint can liven up a space, giving it a new lease of life. Sadly, the opposite is also true. When paint starts to show signs of wear and tear, it can make a space look dreary and unkempt. Here are the 5 most common paint problems that people face when it comes to Residential Painting in Sydney, and how to fix (or avoid them).

Bubbles & Blisters

Bubbles and blisters on a painted wall occur as a result of water getting trapped under the paint. When the water dries, it either leaves behind a hollow space – creating “bubbles” or expands the paint film, leading to blisters. Painting on a hot, damp or unclean surface can lead to this problem.

To avoid this, it’s best to refrain from painting when the weather conditions are not ideal. So, avoid painting under the hot sun or when it’s raining. If blistering or bubbling occurs, the only way to get rid of them is to repaint the affected area, ensuring the surface is perfect this time around.

Common Paint Problems


There’s nothing that home owners dread more than mould or mildew on the walls. These are black or brown patches that affect the painted surface. This is more of a moisture problem than a paint issue. Mould or mildew tend to grow in areas that lack sunlight, are not properly ventilated and/or are humid. To get rid of mildew, scrub the area with a strong bleach. Follow it up with rinsing the area with detergent. The best way to prevent mould is to ensure the area is ventilated. Consider installing an exhaust fan to tackle moisture issues. Using a good quality acrylic paint will also help prevent mould.


Peeling occurs due to one main reason: improper surface preparation prior to painting – if the surface underneath the paint is uneven or dirty at the time of painting, it could lead to peeling eventually, as the paint will not properly adhere to the substrate. The only course of action to deal with peeling is to remove the paint in the affected area and properly prep the area to avoid peeling issues in the future.

The best way to avoid paint trouble is to trust only experienced, Professional Painters Sydney like GT Painters for your residential painting needs. For inquiries, contact us today at 1300 813 001  / 0401 606 826


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