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Peeling Paint Fix
Fix Peeling Paint
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Before painting your house's interior or exterior, you need to deal with existing paint problems. Unless you're extremely motivated to strip your home of every square inch of paint, you need to reckon with peeling paint. That's where a peeling paint fix comes in.

Peeling paint presents a real dilemma: it's too small to warrant stripping the entire wall but too big to ignore or paint over.

Certainly you can always prime and paint over an area where paint has peeled off. As long as the remaining edges are stable, it will work. But it's an ugly solution, especially if you're dealing with peeled paint that is several layers deep.

The method shown here fills in the depression with wood filler. It also helps protect those edges of existing paint so that they are less likely to begin peeling again.

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