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Peeling Paint Due to Poor Adhesion
Peeling Paint - Poor Adhesion

Peeling Paint Due to Poor Adhesion

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Symptoms: Peeling Paint Due to Poor Adhesion
Peeling paint is a very common paint problem but can be caused either by moisture or poor adhesion. Peeling due to poor adhesion is characterized by the paint peeling and separating from an earlier paint layer (intercoat peeling) or from the substrate leaving some paint behind. Sometimes portions of earlier paint layers are visible under the curling, peeling paint layer.

Potential Causes:

  • Painting over an surface with poor paint surface preparation such as being dirty, wet or shiny.
  • Substrate had poor adhesion prior to being repainted.
  • Applying an oil based paint over a wet surface.
  • Blistering paint allowed to progress in failure.
  • Lower quality paint was used.
Possible Repairs:
  • Scrape away old peeling paint and feather sand affected areas.
  • Spot prime bare area.
  • Caulk as required with appropriate caulking product.
  • Repaint with a high quality acrylic latex house paint.

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