Here we provide an illustrated dictionary of types of paint failures and painting terminology. We show what different types of paint falures and painting mistakes look like on buildings and we define the terms used to explain kinds of paint job failures.
This article series reviews common building exterior & interior painting mistakes, describes how to diagnose paint failures on buildings and in art conservation. We outlines a procedure for diagnostic field inspection & lab testing of failed painted surfaces on buildings. We include photographs of paint failures on buildings and more photos of forensic paint laboratory examination of samples of failed paint useful to assist in diagnosing the probable cause of each type of paint failure.