1. 1.Interior and Exterior Painting

  2. 2.Historic Restoration

  3. 3.Design Consultation

  4. 4.Murals and Decorative Finishes

  5. 5.Color Design and Consultation

  6. 6.Refinishing Services

  7. 7.Full Carpentry Services

  8. 8.Home Remodeling

  9. 9.Copper Gutter Installation

  10. 10.Siding and Trim-work

  11. 11.Window  replacement

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Albion Painting proudly serves the communities along Boston's north shore, and southern New Hampshire, including, Andover MA, Belmont MA, Beverly MA, Beverly Farms MA, Boston MA, Boxford MA, Carlisle MA, Charlestown MA, Chestnut Hill MA, Concord MA, Danvers MA, Essex MA, Gloucester MA, Hamilton MA, Ipswich MA, Lexington MA, Middleton MA, Marblehead MA, Newbury MA, Newburyport MA, Rockport MA, Topsfield MA, Wenham MA, West Newbury MA, Weston MA, Amherst NH, Bedford NH, Durham NH, Exeter NH, Greenland NH, Hampton NH, Hampton Falls NH, New Castle NH,
Newfields NH, Newington NH, Newmarket NH, North Hampton NH, Portsmouth NH, Rye and Rye Beach NH, Stratham NH.

Achieving a paint job of lasting quality that protects your home involves much more than just applying a coat of paint. The proper preparation of your home prior to repainting is vital in ensuring a good and lasting result. Here in New England the extremes of climate make such preparation even more vital.

It is essential to hire a professional who has the experience to discern how the climate can affect your home and the ways in which paint can fail - either due to age, the weather or improper application.

Some of the most common ways in which paint can fail are: Peeling, blistering, chalking, and rust, mildew, cracks and chipping. Below are some descriptions of the cause of these paint problems and ways to prevent them.

Common Signs of Paint Failure

Peeling and Loss of Adhesion - ugh!

Perhaps the number one cause of paint failure is loss of adhesion.  There are several reasons why this can happen such as the build up of several layers of paint over time, but lack of proper surface preparation is one of the major causes.  If the prime coat or finish coat is applied over a surface that is oily, dirty, greasy or dusty (chalky) this will result in loss of adhesion.  Additionally, failure to sand glossy surfaces on interiors or exterior protected areas may cause lose of adhesion, resulting in peeling or flaking paint. If your home has paint that is peeling then it can be removed by various means such as scraping and sanding, using a heat gun, or various chemical strippers, then prime with a high quality primer

This all too common issue is caused by moisture or vapor trapped beneath a non-permeable paint film. There can be several sources for this moisture or vapor, such as solvent vapors trapped under the paint film, precipitation and high humidity. Another common cause is painting when the building is in direct - and too hot - sunlight. This causes the paint to set too quickly, trapping the solvent vapors. Dark colors are usually the worst for this.

A good solution to the problem of blistering is to use a low sheen permeable, or 'breathable' paint, such as 100% acrylic house paint, which will allow moisture vapor to pass through the paint film, reducing blistering. 

Bubbles and Blisters, oh my!