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How to remove peeling outside trim paint

Posted by gayle (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 4, 08 at 8:08

Our outside trim paint is peeling badly after this dreadful Ohio winter. Can anyone advise me on the easiest way to remove this peeling paint, and what would be the best paint to use under these tough conditions? Thank you.


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RE: How to remove peeling outside trim paint

You've got to use a combination of a high pressure cleaner (rent one with at least 2500 psi) and then hand scrape what's still loose. Yes, it's a lot of work. :)

Then, make sure you don't have some other underlying water issue such as a leak, etc. Once the area is really dry, then apply an appropriate sealer for the substrate-- wood, concrete, whatever. Then prime and paint, two coats of paint. Don't buy cheap paint-- it will be better in the long run. Lighter colors will hold up better and not fade, too.

Yup, it's a lot of work, but that's the right way to do it.


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RE: How to remove peeling outside trim paint

There's a new paint--out for about 5 years that's a better alternative. Having a senior moment here with the name but think it's called Endurance. All you do is scrape any loose paint. Then you apply this paint--no primer--I think you only need one coat.

The job it was used on is a few years old now--vertical wood siding that was a constant peeling problem. It looks good with only a few peels to the old paint that's still trying to peel off. This paint is almost like using stain, inthat you don't have to scrape ALL the old paint and never have to use primer.

Ask about it at a Pittsburgh Paint store or any good store like that and they will know what you're talking about.


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RE: How to remove peeling outside trim paint

Thanks for the advice. No leaks but you are so right about the importance of preparation. I believe the paint you are recommending is Glidden endurance and have read that it is excellent.


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