Unsure about a particular surface you need to paint? Here’s a comprehensive guide on most types of paint problems you may encounter for both interior and exterior paint jobs.
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    COMMON PAINT PROBLEMS: BLISTERING

    By Plascon SA | Nov 14, 2017
    The tell-tale bubbles of paint blistering are usually due to a loss of adhesion in areas, and the subsequent lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface.
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    5 COMMON DIY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

    By Plascon SA | Oct 10, 2017
    The Plascon Paint Academy is just the place to get all the answers to your DIY questions. The Academy’s Donovan Bezuidenhout is our go-to expert on all matters paint-related.
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    HOW TO PAINT FACEBRICK WALLS AND TACKLE OTHER DIY NIGHTMARES

    By Plascon SA | Jul 19, 2017
    Donovan Bezuidenhout from the Plascon Paint Academy has all the DIY know-how when it comes to painting: from restoring outdoor furniture to transforming a face brick internal area.
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    Removing mould and 5 other DIY problems solved

    By Michaela Stehr | May 31, 2017
    From stripping paint from wooden furniture to rectifying a slippery stoep, we answer your most pressing DIY questions.
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    SAFE PAINT DISPOSAL

    By Evan Kotton | May 30, 2017
    This is a comprehensive safe paint disposal guide detailing the best and safest way of cleaning up.
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    Poor Sheen Uniformity

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to areas of uneven gloss – shiny or dull spots – that may occur on a freshly painted surface.
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    Scrubbed too hard? Here is the low down

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This occurs when a painted surface is scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth, and the paint film wears away, or is removed altogether.
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    Poor Hiding (Coverage)

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to the failure of dried paint to obscure or hide the surface to which it is applied.
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    How to fix Fungal Contamination

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Test for fungus by applying a few drops of household bleach to the area. If the markings are bleached away, they are likely to be fungal.
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    Blocking

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Do you have a door or window that is stuck or two painted surfaces catch when pressed together? Too many paint layers, and you are not trying to achieve a vintage look?
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    Tannin Staining

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    A brownish or tan discoloration on the paint surface may be due to the migration of tannins from the substrate through the paint film.
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    Poor Gloss Retention

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    A deterioration of the paint film may result in excessive or rapid loss of lustre of the topcoat.
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    Peeling Paint

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    When a primer and a topcoat, or multiple coats of paint, have been applied to a surface, the paint film may begin to peel in some or all layers due to poor adhesion.
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    Rusting Nailheads

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This is identified by reddish-brown stains and spots on the paint surface.
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    Frosting

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to a white, salt-like substance on the paint surface. Frosting can occur on any paint colour, but is less noticeable on white paint or lighter tints. On masonry, it may be mistaken for efflorescence.
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    Fading

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Premature and/or excessive lightening of the paint colour can occur on surfaces that are regularly exposed to the sun. Fading, or poor colour retention, can also be caused by chalking.
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    Wrinkling

    By Plascon South Africa | May 05, 2017
    This refers to the rough, crinkled, appearance of the paint surface that occurs when uncured paint forms a ‘skin’.
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    Efflorescence - Mottling

    By Plascon South Africa | May 05, 2017
    This refers to the crusty, white salt deposits that may be leached from mortar or masonry as water passes through it.
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    Painting floors and 4 other DIY dilemmas solved

    By Michaela Stehr | Jan 19, 2017
    Donovan Bezuidenhout from the Plascon Paint Academy has all the DIY know-how when it comes to painting: from floorboard to babies’ rooms, floors and even burglar bars!
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    7 things you need to know before you start painting

    By Michaela Stehr | Dec 14, 2016
    Planning on giving your home a colour revamp? Herewith a few handy tips to make sure you get the best results from your project.
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