Q: How do I fix peeling paint?
A: Peeling paint could drive the most mild-mannered homeowners into screaming fits. Cheap paints, excessive moisture and the over-spreading of too little paint during the application process make cracking and peeling paint all too common. Avoid these unsightly patches of peeling paint by taking care of your walls before things fall apart.
Before painting a wall or surface, make sure to clean dust, dirt and grime from the surface. Then, scrape off any peeling flakes from the surface you’re about to cover. Next, patch any holes or cracks so they don’t worsen over time.
Side tip: If you have a deck, wooden surface or concrete surface that looks worn or peeling, use a designated cleaner to remove that build-up.
Apply your paint properly
Once you’ve primed the walls, or if you skipped the priming step by using the Glidden One Coat Interior Paint + Primer combination, you are ready to apply your new paint color. As you apply the paint, be sure to pay attention to the paint’s unique characteristics.
Every paint is different, so read the directions on the can and be sure to avoid over-spreading the layers. You want a nice, even layer (or two) of fresh paint to make a color that will last. Again, as you apply the paint, pay attention to the paint’s unique characteristics.
Insider tip: Excessive moisture is paint’s nemesis, so make sure your room is properly ventilated. This way, moisture doesn’t create the same awful problem of peeling paint.