Paint is a temporary solution…

Whether it’s human nature or something else, whenever we see a freshly painted building, we think it’s well-maintained. After all, if money is spent on renovating the building, then surely the residents of the building pay close attention to it.

But here is a problem that we come across very often. A paint should never be considered a solution to structural problems. Rather, it’s just part of the process.

Disguising chipped or rust spots, or hiding that a window or door frame no longer fits square, is to deny that there is a bigger problem.

Sure, things look “good,” but there are potentially bigger problems underneath.

But here is something else. Assume that the building is properly maintained and well maintained. Why should image be the best choice? Cladding, color rendering, etc. There are several options that can be considered for the exterior of the building, including

In this article, we will discuss how painting for a building is not always the solution to every structural problem.

Although painting seems to be the most popular option, in some cases other alternatives may be better:

So what other solutions are out there? Let’s find out.




Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide an additional layer. In other words, it acts as a skin for your building. This skin has many potential benefits. First, it’s a great protective layer for the actual structure of your building that works to protect the concrete structure underneath. Additionally, because the cladding sits outside the wall, it creates an air pocket that works to insulate the building both thermally and acoustically (although different materials will achieve different results).

But because the cladding materials can be designed in architecturally unique ways, the building can become more impressive than ordinary. In general, cladding offers safety, protection and aesthetic value, which is particularly useful when trying to improve a building’s facade.

Stucco walls

Stucco is a wall covering similar to plaster. Actually, “gypsum siding” is another name for stucco. It is applied wet and hardens to a very dense hard material. And it’s proven to be one of the most versatile and durable wall coverings available. Stucco was quite unfashionable in the 1990s and 2000s, but as tastes change, it’s a design style that may make a comeback.

Although stucco has some disadvantages (not good for use in buildings with known foundation movement as it will crack) there are some advantages that we should mention. Namely, it is resistant to fire, rot, mold, impact and termites. And like the siding, it’s soundproof, which is a big plus when your property is near a busy street.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a durable form of plastic exterior wraps, making it similar to siding. In the past, it was most commonly used for detached houses, but there are a growing number of strata plans – especially in the townhouse style – where this technology is used more widely for decoration and weatherproofing.

Vinyl Siding never needs to be painted or stained because it won’t peel, warp or rot. It is a strong, durable, proven material that has gained popularity.

Maintaining Your Building’s Exterior

At first glance, the exterior of the building looks sturdy and solid. However, even bricks are not immune to erosion over time and weathering.


You’ve probably seen many examples where a painted surface shows all the signs of major damage. Think about the times you’ve seen rust spots coming off the paint, or big paint bubbles on the side of a building that’s holding more water than you thought possible.

The truth is that exterior painting and membrane application is an important part of overall building health. When painting is only used to cover up problems, bigger problems are more likely to emerge.

Over the years, we have applied tens of thousands of liters of paint and membrane to the exterior facade of the building. But we know that at the end of the day, we’re not doing our jobs right if we’re not providing the right advice and structural repair expertise to address issues that go deeper than the surface.

Our advice

Painting your building isn’t always the solution to the exterior problems you may have, as below are a number of issues you need to address. Brick fixing and replacement of bricks is the first area to consider, and in addition, it is necessary to investigate whether any corroded reinforcement needs to be replaced. Failure to do so may mean your building looks good for a short period of time, but may show signs of major structural problems in the future.

In order to avoid such problems, it is enough to contact Azer Turk Construction 🙂