Glidden Brush Ups: Chipping - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Chipping

Q: What is Chipping?

A: Specks of flaking paint that is coming off the surface. This can be caused by a variety of things, like poor surface preparation, unstable surface or paint applied too thinly during application.  It may look something like this:


Q: How do I fix it?

A: Follow these steps:

  1. Pressure-wash or clean the surface well.
  2. Sand* and scrape away all loose or flaking paint.
  3. Apply a high-quality latex exterior paint.

As always, please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet and Safety Data Sheet for safety and detailed application instructions.

*WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to 

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