Solution for wall paint problems
Identify the problem on the affected area of wall paint and if possible, go to one of our stores to ask a specialist for any problems you may not be able to identify yourself
Click on the photo below.
Q & A
Questions Regarding Paint Problems
There are two causes of faded paint, most commonly:
Fading can occur when alkaline salt emerges due to the wall surface condition that was not fully dried when the paint was applied on the wall.
Using paint that does not resist sunlight exposure, mostly commonly found with the colour of red, yellow or orange.
- Scrape/peel off the previous paint
- Apply the Alkaline wall sealer before applied the final paint
- Use the recommended paint for exterior
- Use the non-bright colour paint, such as cream and white. Please consult the chemist for the colour selection.
There are two causes make the paint often being peeled off, most commonly:
- The paint flakes off because the paint was not well applied onto the wall surface that is caused by the dump, oily or dirty walls.
- Applying the paint on the surface over previous paint, which is already calcified or peeled off.
- Scrape the previous paint clean, use the Glotex Paint Remover to scrape the previous paint faster.
- Clean the entire surface perfectly.
- Apply the high-quality wall paint to produce a perfect result.
There are two causes that make the painted wall being calcified, namely:
- Applying the low-quality wall paint or applying the interior wall paint for the exterior wall.
- Overused of the paint thinner.
- Use the paint based on its instruction in the packaging
- Whenever would like to re-paint the calcified wall, please ensure to clearly clean the wall’ surface perfectly using a wet cloth to get rid of its whitewash layer.
- Afterwards, apply the sealer and then continued with the new paint.
There are two causes that make fungus appears on the wall, most commonly:
- The fungus appears on the wall because the interior wall was still damp during the painting.
- Excess use of paint thinner.
- Re-paint the musty wall.
- Before the wall being re-painted, spray the wall with fungicide and leave it for 24 hours; then brush and clean the wall with water in order to get rid of its chemical substation.
There are three causes of the paint that not able to dry fast, namely:
- The synthetic alkyd paint that is applied to the wet wall, usually it is called as saponification.
- It is because of the overuse of thinner.
- The epoxy type of paint is not mixed with hardener.
- Use the paint based on the instruction found on the packaging.
- The alkyd paint that is applied on the wall should be scrapped off and dried first.
There are two causes that make the application result looked rough, most commonly:
- Using the overly thick paint
- Using the applicator tools (roll or brush) in several repetitions.
- Use the recommended amount of paint thinner found on the instruction, which is normally at 5-10%
- Use the suitable applicator tools
A sheen difference happened on the type of oil paint, such as synthetic alkyd paint, epoxy paint or the other types of oil pants. It is caused by:
- During the paint application period:
a. There is the excess use of thinner/diluent liquid
b. Using low quality thinner
- Several layers of paint on the surface:
Sunshine exposure on a less durable type of paint.
- Use the paint based on the usage instruction written on the packaging
- Alkyd paint that was applied on the wall should be peeled off, cleaned up and being dried.
There are two causes that make the brush/roll marks visible on the surface and looked rough, most commonly:
- Applying the overly thick paint liquid
- Using the applicator tools (roll or brush) in several passes.
- Have the paint thinner accordant with the instruction written on the packaging, which is usually at 5-10%.
- Use the suitable applicator tools.
- Do not use the applicator tools in several passes, or change the applicator tools after several usages