DESCRIPTION

Loss of adhesion of a coating to the substrate (e.g. the surface that was painted) or an earlier coating. Where there is a primer and topcoat or multiple coats of paint, peeling may involve some or all of the coats.

POSSIBLE CAUSE

      
  • Seepage of moisture through uncaulked joints or worn caulk.
     
  • Leaks in roof or walls, or excess moisture escaping through the walls from the interior.
     
  • Painting over a dirty, wet, or glossy surface.
     
  • Painting over a coating that already has marginal adhesion.

SOLUTION

See Lead Information.
       

  • Remove old, loose, cracked caulk; prime as needed; and caulk with the appropriate product.
     
  • Find and repair any source of water.
     
  • Follow label and data page directions for proper surface preparation methods for the coating.
     
  • Test the coating in a 6" to 12" radius around any peeled areas to be sure its adhesion is adequate.

INTERIOR

Primer
(if needed)
Premium Wall & Wood Interior Latex
Multi-Purpose Interior Oil-Based/Undercoater
Loxon Concrete & Masonry

Suggested Finish
Duration Home®
Cashmere®
SuperPaint®
ProClassic®
    

See Interior Paints
         

Caulk
ProSelect® 1230A, 1100A, or Kitchen & Bath

EXTERIOR

Primer
(if needed)
Exterior Latex Wood Primer
Loxon Concrete & Masonry
All Surface Enamel Primer

Suggested Finish
Duration®
SuperPaint®
A-100®
WoodScapes®
         

See Exterior Paints
 

Caulk
ProSelect® 1550A, 1230A, 1100A, or Window & Door
ConSeal™ Elastomeric Sealants