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    What is paint blocking?

    Painters & Decorators

    What is paint blocking and what should I do to prevent this from happening?

    Asked by Lou on 4th Jan 2022
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    Roo Studio

    "Paint blocking is a common problem among painters and builders. It occurs when fresh paint is painted over another area that has been freshly painted. When the paint of both pieces dry, they adhere together. If one piece is removed, the other paint either peels away or paint from one piece adheres to the other surface.

    Alkyd paints are better for high-moisture areas. They have long-term block resistance because they are made with hydrophobic materials that resist water.

    If you are unsure of the moisture level in your specific area, you can check your windows or glass surfaces for condensation. As the water vapour in the air comes into contact with cool glass, it condenses from a vapour to a liquid and forms water droplets on glass surfaces. If this test is unhelpful or unreliable, then you may have to purchase or borrow a hygrometer to measure the relative humidity in the air."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    House solution

    "Weather proof the Block then they can keep hold it"

    Answered on 19th Mar 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    James escott painting and decorating services

    "Its a stain block paint, you use different types of stain block for whatever the job Zinsser is what I use."

    Answered on 28th Apr 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Vinyl silk by KLM

    "Paint Blocking happens when fresh paint is painted over another area that has been freshly painted.
    When they dry they adhere together.
    It can also happen where there is a lot of moisture.
    Alkyd paints are better for high moisture areas."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Richisauce Painting

    "Use a top-quality primer and apply topcoat and allow to dry thoroughly according to manufacturer's instructions."

    Answered on 24th Feb 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Veya's decorating

    "Try stain blocker paint you can buy it anywhere really like B&Q, Tool Station & Screw Fix"

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Handyman Jibran

    "It's a common mistake people make when they don't allow a layer of paint to dry for the required time, always give the paint time to dry before adding another layer."

    Answered on 8th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Harrow Plumbing & Harrow Homes maintenance

    "Paint blocking is when you paint an area and the go and repaint over the not dry area again causing the 2 layers to stick together then wen it starts to peel wen dry you peel it of and it takes all the paint of"

    Answered on 11th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Tani-Diesel

    "Basically, you are blocking the paint from drying by applying another coat of paint over it. Let it dry properly before applying the other coat."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Dancur decor ltd

    "Paint blocking is a normal problem painters have It occurs when fresh paint is painted over another area that has"

    Answered on 11th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report

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