Failing paint… Here’s what to do…

Ever wonder why paint doesnu2019t always stick even know the best and most expensive paint you could find was used?

The paint on this door is one of the bestu2026 Benjamin Moore Advance. So why is it failing?

The answer is prep, well u201clack of prepu201d

As you can see the old finish is still glossy. Itu2019s imperative that a substrate be dull and clean prior to refinishing and best practice is to apply a bonding primer 1st.

One way to tackle a project like this is to sand with 220 grit sandpaper, clean with denatured alcohol to remove grease then apply a coat of Zinsser Oil Cover Stain bonding primer to ensure maximum adhesion / bond. This will create sound substrate / foundation for your finish coats.

Unfortunately the last u201cProu201d (LOL) painter did not follow any of these steps and now it all has to be removedu2026 what a mess and costly mistake!

Itu2019s amazing how often I see this type of coating failure.

This same concept especially applies to high use surfaces in your home such as hand rails and cabinets. Donu2019t let this happen to youu2026

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