SOMA Interiors

Dealing With Peeling Paint Caused By Moisture

Exposure to water and moisture is one of the most common causes of peeling paint that can negatively affect the appearance of your wall. What ultimately caused the paint to peel is the loss of its adhesion to the wall. Specific solutions to this problem may vary depending on the location and the degree of the peeling.

Fortunately, there are numerous ways that you can take to prevent moisture from damaging your paint. Below I will briefly describe some of the common situations and what can be done to rectify them.

Cooking as well as showering often produce a high amount of moisture that may get to the wall which causes the paint to peel gradually. Moisture can also build up very quickly if the foundation or basement of your house has a high level of humidity.

In order to allow moistures to escape and prevent them from building up, a room must have a good ventilation system that is exhausted directly to the outside of the house, otherwise moisture will be trapped inside. So make sure to check the ventilation in your kitchen and bathrooms from time to time to make sure they are properly filtering air. Roof vents and wall vents can also be installed. Opening windows is an easy practice to allow moisture to escape.

Avoid from using humidifier or hot tub in the bathroom. You can also use some tools or devices that reduce humidity such as moisture absorbers and dehumidifiers, and portable vaporizers that produce less moistures than humidifiers. Again, vents and fans should be installed to effectively reduce moisture in your kitchen and bathrooms.

It can be a real let down to see the time and money you put into the painting just peel right off the wall. You can however prevent that from happening by just following the few simple steps above, and have a longer lasting coat you have always wanted.