How To: Prevent Peeling Exterior Paint

With the right preparation and materials, you can prevent peeling paint on the exterior of your house, even if you live in a wet part of the country.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 12:30 PM

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Here’s how to keep the exterior paint from peeling off your house, if you live in a damp climate. Using a breathable oil primer will allow moisture buildup from inside the house to escape. Cover the primer with two coats of 100% acrylic latex paint. All climates are prone to mildew, and latex paint is inherently resistant to mildew.

For more on exterior painting, consider:

Exterior Paint 101
Weatherproof with Paint
How To: Avoid Painting Problems