Here is a list of the common painting problems that we have discussed so far and some solutions to these problems —

What is Efflorescence?
What is Mildew?
What is Blistering?
What is Peeling?
What is Cracking?
What is Flaking?

There is a lot of interest for these articles and we’re guessing it’s from aspiring painters like DIYers, and even professional painters who use this common painting problems series as a refresher. We will therefore be writing about more painting problems in the future. As a test, we’ve even thrown in a quiz. Try it and read up on the above articles if you don’t get a perfect score.

How to Avoid Common Painting Problems

With more and more people having the boldness to paint their own walls and other things, it may seem like painting is easy as 1-2-3. But if you want to do it right, you need to know the system behind it. This is where the technical expertise of Boysen comes in. Each article that you see in this blog about painting tips has been vetted by our technical experts.

First, the most important thing you should know is surface preparation. So we’ve started a series on surface preparation too. There are three basic surfaces that we will be talking about — concrete, wood and metal. Do visit this blog now and then if you want to learn more about how to properly prepare any of the three surfaces.

The fourth surface we discussed in the video below is drywall. However, we cannot give a general surface prep procedure for this surface because it would vary depending on the drywall manufacturer.

In the meantime, please watch our popular video on Painting 101. It begins even before the discussion on surface preparation since the video starts with the tools you will need.

If you have technical concerns about your painting projects, please call this number (02) 363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours and talk to our Technical Team. You can also write an email to

Happy painting!


Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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