Why do houses peel?

Can be several causes, but we are seeing more now because they were previously not painted correctly, with improper preparation work, or non-compatible coatings.

  • Sometimes glossy/shiny paint was used on trim when flat should have been used.
  • Cedar is not supposed to peel. Can be moisture in the wood, such as it was painted too soon after it rained.
  • Sometimes sanding wasn’t done when it was supposed to have been done.
  • Sometimes the house should have had a primer and it wasn’t used, or the painting company told the homeowner that they only needed 1 coat and they should have had 2.