Berger Paint Doctor

Make your wall’s colour last longer and nip paint problems in the bud.

 

Blistering

Chalking

Cracking and Flaking

Efflorescence

Foaming and Cratering

Mildew

Nailhead Rusting

Patchiness

Peeling

Picture Framing

Poor Hiding

Poor Stain Resistance

Roller Marks Stipple

Undulations

Wrinkling

Yellowing

Why are there bubble-like bumps on my walls?

These bubble-like appearances are caused by blistering, which happens when certain areas lose adhesion, forcing the paint film to lift from the surface.

What are the possible causes?

  • Painting under direct sunlight or on surfaces that are too warm. This is especially true if the coating you’re using is dark in colour and solvent-based.
  • Applying an oil-based finish on a wet or moist surface
  • High humidity or conditions where moisture seeps out of exterior walls. This is less likely to occur if you’re using a water-based paint as it allows water vapour to evaporate without reacting on the paint film.
  • Exposing water-based finishes to dew, high humidity or rain immediately after the paint has dried. This becomes a greater issue if the surface has not been properly prepared at first, or if the quality of paint is poor.

How can I fix the problem?

  • Start by checking if the blisters go all the way down to the substrate. If they do, it may be due to moisture from within.
  • Remove sources of moisture. Repair loose caulk and install vents and exhaust fans wherever possible.
  • Scrape and sand blisters till they go away. Prime any exposed wood and repaint.
  • If the blisters are on the surface only, the problem is likely to be caused by painting on a warm surface or under direct sunlight. It could also be because the painted surface was exposed to moisture soon after painting. Do scrape and sand away the blisters in this case also
  • Prime exposed wood and paint the wall with a high quality water-based exterior paint

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

How do I get rid of fine white powder deposits on the wall? What are they?

A fine white powder forms on the surface of the finish, usually because of weathering. This can cause the paint to look faded. A little chalking is normal, however heavy chalking can cause the film to wear away.

What are the possible causes?

  • Applying paint over greasy or very smooth surfaces
  • Applying over loose dust or rust
  • Applying over a glossy coat without first sanding it
  • Applying over partially dried coat
  • Using a low quality, high-pigment finish
  • Using indoor finishes on exterior surfaces

How can I fix the problem?

  • Always prepare surface correctly before painting.
  • Scrub with a stiff brush or wire brush to remove the chalk formation and rinse well.
  • Once it is dry, make sure that all chalk residue has been removed.
  • If the chalking is still present and obvious, use an oil based or acrylic latex primer or sealer. Repaint with a high quality exterior coating.
  • If there is no chalking visible, repaint without using a primer if the old coating is still intact.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

The paint on my walls has started to crack and peel off. Why does this happen?

Over time, the paint on your walls starts to crack and eventually flakes off in large chunks.

What are the possible causes?

  • Using a lower quality paint with poor adhesion and flexibility
  • Over thinning and over spreading the paint
  • Poor surface preparation before applying paint
  • Painting wooden surfaces without primer
  • Oil-based paints harden and become brittle as time passes, making them prone to cracking

How can I fix the problem?

  • Remove all loose and flaking paint with a scraper or wire brush before repainting. Also sand and feather the edges.
  • Always use a top quality primer and paint top coat.
  • If the flaking occurs over multiple layers, use a filler.
  • Prime bare wood surfaces before repainting.
  • In exterior situations, check if cracking goes down to the substrate. If it does not, remove flaking paint with a scraper or wire brush, sand to feather the edges, prime bare spots and repaint with a high quality exterior paint.
  • If cracking does go down to the substrate, scrape off all the paint. Sand, and use a heat gun if necessary. Repaint with a water-based paint system.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale High Gloss Enamel
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Semi Gloss Enamel
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

I can see a crusty white powder on my walls. What is this?

These crusty white deposits, or efflorescence, are caused by salts leaching from the mortar or masonry as water passes through it.

What are the possible causes?

  • Not removing all traces of previous efflorescence while preparing surface for painting
  • Excessive moisture rising to the surface of the wall from within

How can I fix the problem?

  • Eliminate sources of moisture near the wall by fixing the roof, sealing cracks and cleaning gutters and downspouts. Use a good quality water-based acrylic or siliconised acrylic caulk.
  • If moist air is coming from within the building, especially from bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms, install vents and exhaust fans to minimize it.
  • To treat efflorescence, remove all traces of it first with a wire brush or powerwasher. Rinse surface thoroughly.
  • Apply a masonry sealer and once it is completely dry, coat with a high quality exterior paint.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

Why are there uneven little craters on my painted wall?

Bubbles form on the surface while painting, which then break to form a concave depression or crater.

What are the possible causes?

  • Shaking a partially filled can
  • Using old paint
  • Applying paint too rapidly, especially with a roller
  • Using a roller cover with the wrong nap length
  • Rolling or brushing excessively and repeatedly
  • Applying gloss or semi gloss finishes over a porous surface

How can I fix the problem?

  • All paints have a tendency to foam. New generation water-based paints are however designed to allow the bubbles to break during painting so that the paint applies well and the surface appears smooth
  • Do not roll or brush too much.
  • Avoid using paints that are more than a year old.
  • Use a roller with a short nap when you apply gloss and semi gloss finishes.
  • Prime and seal porous surfaces before using glossy paints.
  • Sand problem areas before repainting.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

Why are there black and greyish spots and patches on my walls?

Mildew and other fungal growth cause patches or spots on walls.

What are the possible causes?

  • High humidity and moisture in spaces such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundry areas encourage microbial growth
  • Using oil based paints or low quality water-based paints
  • Applying paint on a surface or coating which already has mildew or from which mildew has not been completely removed

How can I fix the problem?

  • Confirm that the problem is indeed mildew by applying a few drops of bleach. If it whitens, it is likely to be mildew.
  • Scrub the entire mildewed area with a solution of one part bleach and three parts water – clean till all mildew is gone. Use rubber gloves and eye protection.
  • Thoroughly remove all dirt or organic matter on which mildew can feed. Use a power washer if necessary.
  • Use a top quality water based paint as it is likely to have more mildewicide.
  • Look for a paint that has anti-microbial properties to prevent further formation of mildew
  • Install fans in high moisture areas.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger Fungicidal Solution
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger Fungicidal Solution
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger Fungicidal Solution
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

Reddish brown stains have appeared on the surface of my painted wall.

These reddish brown stains are caused by the rusting of nails on the painted surface.

What are the possible causes?

  • Bleeding of rust to the top coat from non galvanised iron nails
  • Rust from galvanised nail heads due to sanding and extreme weathering

How can I fix the problem?

  • Before painting on a new surface which uses non galvanised nails, countersink the nailheads, and caulk with a high quality water based acrylic caulk.
  • Spot prime each nailhead and paint with a quality latex coating.
  • If you’re trying to fix existing nailhead rusting, wash off rust stains and sand the nailheads. Then, countersink, caulk and spot prime as above. Paint with a high quality latex coating.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Special Value Red Oxide Primer
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Special Value Red Oxide Primer
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Special Value Red Oxide Primer
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Berger Epilux Concrete Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Berger Epilux Concrete Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Berger Epilux Concrete Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Berger Epilux Concrete Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Berger Epilux Concrete Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Berger Epilux Concrete Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

The paint is patchy – darker or lighter – in some places. Why is this happening?

Patchiness is when the paint does not present a uniform colour and smooth appearance. The thickness and intensity of the film varies in different portions of the wall.

What are the possible causes?

  • Not enough paint applied or the paint is applied unevenly, causing inconsistency in the film build and appearance
  • The top coat is applied over spot-puttied surfaces
  • Painting over a highly alkaline surface, which is usually evident in new walls
  • Putty is not fully dry
  • Putty is applied too thickly

How can I fix the problem?

  • Use more paint and apply it to smaller sections.
  • Allow new walls to cure for thoroughly.
  • For already painted surfaces, scrape off old paint and prepare surface correctly.
  • Fill cracks in plaster with cement sand mixture If you’re applying spot putty, follow it up with a coat of primer
  • Apply thin coats of putty.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

My paint is coming off in large ribbon like chunks. What’s happening?

Paint comes off spontaneously in sheets or ribbons. The peeling could be restricted to only the top coat, or involve subsequent layers of primer and undercoats too.

What are the possible causes?

  • Wood swelling because of seepage, rain, humidity or moisture from uncaulked joints, deteriorating caulk or leaking roof.
  • Excess humidity escaping from inside the home through exterior walls. This is less likely to happen with water-based paints, as they permit water vapour to escape without destroying the paint
  • Poor surface preparation before painting
  • Using poor quality paint with less adhesion and flexibility
  • Applying water-based finishes on very hot, cold or windy days
  • Applying oil-based finishes on wet or damp surfaces

How can I fix the problem?

  • Remove all sources of exterior moisture – carry out repairs and maintenance of caulking, roof, gutters etc. Remove moisture-trapping plants and vegetation.
  • If there is moisture indoors, install vents and exhaust fans or dehumidifiers if needed.
  • Scrape or brush away all loose paint. Sand rough surfaces and prime bare wood. Use a high quality water-based finish with high adhesion characteristics. This will also permit water vapour to escape without destroying the surface finish.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Value Wallguard
  • Value Dry Stucco/Putty
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt

I just painted my walls. Why are some areas and corners darker?

Picture framing is when the paint finish appears uneven and certain areas such as corners appear darker, accidentally forming a frame like border

What are the possible causes?

  • If a surface is painted with a roller, and its edges are filled in with a brush, it could create a darker, frame-like outer border as roller and brush have different spread rates.
  • Spraying in one area can also create a darker appearance in that section, than neighbouring areas that are brushed or rolled.
  • Poor application techniques
  • Adding colourant to non-tintable paint or using the wrong type of colourant

How can I fix the problem?

  • Choose a paint that offers you similar spread rates for brush and roller.
  • Instead of painting from top to bottom, work in smaller sections which will offer you a ‘wet edge’ to work with.
  • Use the right combination of colourant and base when you work with tinted paints.
  • Shake paints well before use.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

I can still see the surface through the paint; the coat is not opaque enough to hide it fully.

Poor hiding is when the paint does not completely cover or hide the surface on which it is applied.

What are the possible causes?

  • The paint is of low quality or contains low hiding pigments
  • The tools are low quality or you use the wrong roller cover
  • Using the wrong combination of tinting base and tinting colour
  • Using a paint with poor flow or levelling
  • Using a paint that is much lighter than the substrate
  • Applying the paint over a greater surface area than recommended (higher spread rate)

How can I fix the problem?

  • Use a high-quality topcoat with better hiding and flow.
  • Use the best tools and recommended roller nap.
  • Use the correct tinting base.
  • If the substrate is darker, coat it with a wallboard sealer undercoat first.
  • If you’re using a low hiding organic paint, apply an undercoat.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

My walls get dirty and stained easily. Help!

Stains and dirt accumulate easily on your walls as the paint you have used is not equipped to resist absorption of stains or dirt.

What are the possible causes?

  • Using a low quality paint
  • Using a flat finish in areas where there is heavy wear

How can I fix the problem?

  • Use high quality water-based paints as they contain more binder. Binders prevent stains from penetrating the paint film, and so they can be washed off easily.
  • Prime new surfaces for maximum film thickness, which also helps in easy stain removal.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Select Eggshell Silk Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

Why does the roller leave dots and uneven patterns on my wall after painting?

These are stipple marks unintentionally caused by the roller, mainly because of wrong painting techniques and poor equipment.

What are the possible causes?

  • Bad rolling techniques
  • Using lower grades of paint
  • Using a cheap roller
  • Using the wrong roller cover

How can I fix the problem?

  • Use the right painting techniques. Begin rolling at a corner near the ceiling and work downwards in sections of three square feet.
  • Spread the paint in zig zag M or W patterns beginning with an upward stroke to reduce spatter. Without lifting roller from the surface, fill in the gaps with parallel strokes.
  • Use a high quality paint as it is likely have better levelling properties and roll on more evenly.
  • Use a good quality roller as this will ensure better thickness and uniformity of the finish.
  • Use the right roller cover. Make sure the nap is not too long.
  • Roller covers must be dampened and excess water removed before painting.
  • Make sure the paint does not accumulate at the ends of the roller.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Select Eggshell Silk Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk

There are bumps at regular intervals along my wall.

The bumps or little projections are called undulations, and are usually caused by little cracks and splits that appear in the surface as your building “settles”. These imperfections are usually visible near corners, around windows and doors, or at joints of the wall.

What are the possible causes?

  • This is caused due to imperfect plastering
  • The cracks develop over time as your building settles or suffers damage

How can I fix the problem?

  • If the undulations are minor, fill and level with stucco or putty. For major undulations on the wall surface, plaster work will be needed.
  • Sand to make the surface uniform.
  • Apply primer, filler and suitable top coat.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Value Stucco
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Berger External Filler
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Berger External Filler
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Berger External Filler
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Berger External Filler
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Berger External Filler
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Berger External Filler

Why does the paint on my wall look wrinkled?

Wrinkling is when a painted surface looks rough and crinkled, which usually occurs when uncured paint forms a skin.

What are the possible causes?

  • Applying paint, especially if it is oil-based, too thickly
  • Uneven paint drying – paint film dries faster on top if you paint when it’s either very hot, or cold and damp
  • Uncured paint is exposed to high humidity
  • Exposing uncured paint to rain, dew
  • Top coat is applied in conditions of high humidity
  • Applying the top coat of paint to an insufficiently dried first coat
  • Painting over dirty or waxy surfaces

How can I fix the problem?

  • Repaint in the right conditions, avoiding high temperatures and extreme humidity
  • Remove wrinkled coating before repainting by scraping or sanding substrate. Apply primer and allow it to dry completely before applying the top coat
  • Use a high quality top coat and apply it evenly and in the right concentration.
  • In exterior situations, scrape or sand substrate to remove wrinkled paint and repaint with a high quality exterior finish.
  • Apply at manufacturer’s recommended spread rate. Do remember that two coats at the right spread rate are better than one thick coat.
  • If you’re painting during very hot, cold or damp conditions, give the paint extra drying time between coats.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Epilux 78
  • Luxathane 5160

My paint is starting to look yellow. What should I do?

Yellowing is when aging paint develops a yellow cast. This is most obvious in white finishes or clear varnish coats.

What are the possible causes?

  • Paint film is not exposed to enough sunlight, especially in areas behind appliances, inside cupboards, etc.
  • Yellowing can also happen with too much exposure to sunlight
  • Oil-based or alkyd paints or varnishes become oxidized
  • Heat emitted from heating ducts and stoves

How can I fix the problem?

  • Use a high-quality latex paint which does not yellow.
  • Select a non-yellowing varnish.
  • Avoid alkyd paints as they are more susceptible to yellowing especially in areas that do not have access to light.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Matt Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Berger AR Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Silk
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Ultra - Matt
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex Smooth
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Ultra
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Fine
  • Weathercoat Primer
  • Weathercoat Flex-Tex Medium

 

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