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How to Repair Flaking Paint

Skill:  Novice DIY'er

Removing flaking old paint from your exterior surfaces before applying a fresh coat will help ensure better adhesion.

For Best Results:

Don't forget to dust off the debris after you finish scraping off the flaking paint.

 

Suggested Supplies

  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Patching Material
  • Protective Apparel
  • Putty Knife
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper
  • Scraper
  • Wire Brush

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Step 1

Using a scraper, wire brush, or 80 to 100-grit sandpaper, remove any loose or peeling paint from the damaged area. Remove any dust or debris from the area with a lightly water-dampened rag.

Step 2

Using a putty knife, apply a thin layer of patching material to the damaged area. Allow it to dry.

TIP:
To create an even surface, always smooth out (feather) the patching material 1"-2" beyond the repaired area.
Step 3

Use 220-grit sandpaper to smooth the patched area and make it even with the surface.

TIP:
If shrinking of the patching material occurs, lightly sand and clean the area and apply additional layers of patching material as needed.
Step 4

Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.