My neighbour’s place is in bad condition and claims it is due to weather conditions. How do I prevent my home from reaching that stage?
- Enamel paint on doors and windows exposed to sunlight loses its gloss over time. It is good practice to apply a single coat every two years to keep them looking fresh. However one must ensure a mild sanding of the surface with emery paper 400 to make the surface conducive for fresh paint application.
- Check your walls periodically for signs of paint flaking or peeling. This could be the first sign of water leakage or seepage problems. If such problems are noticed, get a contractor to look at the problem area. If the problem is localised (only occurring in specific areas) and the source of the water seepage is detected, have it rectified immediately to prevent the water seepage to spread. This might mean repainting of one or two walls. Ignoring the problem however will aggravate the matter and will turn out to be much more expensive later.