1. Inadequate Preparation
A quality painting starts with high performance in surface preparation. Professional prep includes anti-mildew pressure washing, pre scraping loose paint, countersinking nailheads, priming new and bare wood, caulking and sealing where failing, and proper tarp coverage of plants/walk-ways.
2. Inadequate Primer
Most paint jobs don’t make use of an advanced Peel-Stop Sealer. The Sealer delivers a more protective first-coat. Conventional paint jobs use conventional primers or paint for a first-coat. They are not formulated to resist cracking and peeling. Using Marathon Peel-Stop Sealer™ with advanced resins and 100% Acrylic Latex Paints assure an elegant finish.

3. Taking Too Long To Finish
Many painters are understaffed. They leave the current job to give bids, repair faulty jobs or finish touch-ups. Make sure your painting contractor is well-staffed with painters that stay on your job.

4. Painting In Poor Weather
Painting when the substrate is wet or too hot can cause blistering damage and poor adhesion to your home’s substrate. Make sure your contractor doesn’t give you an economy-rush job..

5. Bleeding & Stains
Bleeding stains don’t show up until later, after a poor application is finished. Naturally occurring tannins and oils in your substrate will discolor your paint unless new and bare wood has first been coated with a stain-blocker. Advanced Sealers & Paints with Resin Technology protect better.

6. Using Standard Primers And Paint For The First Coat
As your home’s exterior weathers, it expands and contracts. Primer and conventional paint are not very flexible and they crack. For superior performance and better value, use a first-coat Sealer that provides exceptional adhesion and resists cracking and peeling.

7. Sealer and Paint Quality
Using even two coats of premium paint will require re-painting within the next 3-6 years. Make sure your painting contractor is using advanced Sealers and Paints, formulated with Resin Technology for your best painting.