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Preventing And Dealing With Cracked Ceiling Paint

Preventing And Dealing With Cracked Ceiling Paint

Cracked paint on your ceiling is an incredible eyesore and is an issue that most homeowners deal with. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to repaint cracked ceiling paint. However, if left untreated for too long, the problem will only get worse.

Here are a few tips to help prevent your ceiling paint from cracking and what to do if it does.

-How to Prevent Cracks

Choose the Right Paint

Using the wrong paint can lead to cracks. For example, applying an oil-based paint on top of latex paint will generally lead to cracks.

In order to avoid this problem, you need to figure out whether you need oil-based or latex paint. Both paints have several different properties and cannot be used together. In general, this task is best left to professional as they are sure to know the right paint to use for your home’s ceilings.

Reduce Moisture

Another common reason for cracking is moisture from the attic slowly leaking into your ceiling. This, in turn, will lead to moisture permeating the paint and causing damage.

One of the best ways to prevent attic moisture from penetrating your ceiling is to make sure that your attic is properly insulated. Another option is to install an attic fan which will help cool off your attic and get rid of excess moisture.

-How to Fix Cracks

No matter what precautions you take, you ceiling paint might still end up cracking. If it does, you generally have two options:

  1. Patch the Paint:  A professional contractor will be able to easily and effectively patch small areas of your ceiling in order to ensure that the cracks are completely hidden. This is best left to a professional as it can be difficult to paint only a small section of the ceiling and make it blend in with the rest of the paint job.
  2. Repaint the Entire Ceiling:  You might decide to just repaint the entire ceiling. This is sure to cover any cracks you might have and ensure that the paint job is uniform throughout. Again, it is best to get a professional to do this as painting ceilings can be much more difficult than painting interior walls.

If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at Noel Painting.

 

 

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