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Reasons of Peeling House Paint

Nothing can be more alarming than dealing with cracked and peeling paint. A wall with peeling paint is unattractive and deteriorates the aesthetic value of a home. They are often causing embarrassment & frustration to homeowners.

We understand the time, money & effort a paint job needs to beautify the home. But when the paint starts to peel, the sight certainly is devastating. People usually believe that peeling paint results from a bad paint job. This is only sometimes true, as there are many other underlying reasons for the cause.

Based on the understanding and experience of house painters, we have put together the most trustworthy reasons for peeling paint. Taking care of these reasons beforehand can help your approaching paint job last long and keep your home safe from peeling or chipped paint on walls.

Reasons for Peeling Paint

Weak Surface Preparation

When paint refuses to adhere to the surface underneath, it peels off. This transpires when walls are not cleaned & primed correctly. As a paint prep practice, elements like mildew, dust, oil & dirt must be cleaned. If you plan to paint the surface glossy, an abrasive cleanser will improve adhesion. For more promising results, the wall surface must be treated with a primer to achieve the perfect binding effect for long-lasting adhesion.


Moisture is one of the prime culprits of peeling wall paint. Well! It doesn’t matter if the moisture comes from a wall cavity or a leaking ceiling or window. The moment moisture gets a breakthrough and enters the wall, its getaway is always through the paint.

A close examination must be kept in bathroom & kitchen areas, as they have higher probabilities of peeling paint due to moisture & humidity.

Poor Caulking

Many a time, non-professional painters end up using low-grade & local caulk on your house. Often, they don’t practice the correct procedures of laying the caulk. Wrongly applied caulk pulls away from wood and permits moisture to settle behind the paint film, eventually causing peeling paint.

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