Return to the Paint Forum | Post a Follow-Up

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

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.

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.

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Paint Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here