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Exterior Painting Problems & Solutions to remedy them PEELING ON GUTTERS and DOWNSPOUTS

Sunday, November 28th, 2010


Peeling will eventually occur whenever something comes between the substrate and its coating.  Applying paint over a layer of grease, detergent film, dirt, oil, wax or moisture is a common cause of peeling.  Another is the failure to properly prime your substrate.  Solutions vary according to the substrate being painted.

Solutions for Gutters and Downspouts:  Sand to bare metal.  Wipe down with a solution of 1 part vinegar and 4 parts water.  Reprime  Oil Base Primer Sealer and repaint  House & Trim.  Peeling of gutters and downspouts can almost always be avoided by applying primer prior to painting.