Glidden Brush Ups: Peeling - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Peeling

Q: What is Peeling?

A: Large sections of exterior paint peeling away from the surface, usually caused when moisture seeps through the exterior walls from inside the house or a result of poor surface preparation. 

May look something like this:


Q: How do I fix it?

A: The steps to fix peeling are:
  1. Pressure-wash or clean the surface well.
  2. Sand* and scrape away all loose or flaking paint.
  3. Caulk all cracks and gaps around windows.
  4. 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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