Overcoming The Big 5
The big 5 paints problems are no small matter. They make beautiful walls look ugly. They make buildings look old and dilapidated. And in some case, they even constitute a health risk. The big 5 paint problems are:
Algae & Fungi
Which multiply in the spaces between acrylic paint and the walls, and on bare patches caused by…
Blistering & Peeling
When enough water vapour builds up, it forces it way through the paint causing it to rip and tear.
Acrylic paints are made from plastic. Plastics, when exposed to the sun and harsh environments, become weaker. Also, their colours tend to fade. Same with plastic paints.
Cement walls contains natural salt. Water vapour pushes these salts to the surface-which produces a coat of fine whitish powder. The migration of salts to the surface is called efflorescence.
In an oil lamp, oil rises through the wick through its many capillary tunnels. In the same way, water from the ground rises through cement walls through capillary action. Unless said water is released into the atmosphere, you’ll have to contend with stained walls and damp smells.