It is great to be able to take a walk around the neighborhood on a warm Spring day! What do you see? Paint peeling, mildew stains, rotten boards…certainly not on your home?! Look again! Dramatic fluctuations in temperatures, like we have in Maryland, can cause surfaces to contract and expand. The movement can cause paint to crack and flake off, if the paint on the surface isn’t flexible enough. Moisture can ruin exterior paint, too. Rain, sleet, snow and ice can all negatively affect the paint on siding and trim. Moisture in all forms can cause paint to swell and soften, which eventually leads to cracking, blistering, flaking, and peeling. Moisture also encourages mildew growth. Hands on Painters can handle the details and make your home a showcase!