Catherine Beck
Catherine Beck
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Asked on May 6, 2017

Porch paint

Catherine BeckNancy JimsWifeMarcy Busse
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My husband and I painted our porch with paint made for porches. I don't remember the brand name. Not to long after we put back our porch things the paint started peeling. What a waste of money and time. Does anyone have any ideas ,did we do something wrong. Appreciate any help or ideas. Thanks.

Nana and Pappy B.
9 answers
  • Donna
    on May 6, 2017

    Did the directions recommend a primer or dealer before the porch paint?
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 6, 2017

    was the porch totally dry before you started?
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 6, 2017

    If the porch was not completely dry prior to the application of the cement paint that would be the cause of the peeling.
  • Catherine Beck
    on May 7, 2017

    Thank you for your quick response. I neglected to mentioned porch floor is wood. We did, I thought let it dry long enough. Who knows. Thanks again.
  • Jewellmartin
    on May 7, 2017

    I remember my father painted our front porch when I was eight. The can said "gunmetal gray", so I asked if the paint was bulletproof. He also painted the porch ceiling the same color to keep down flies. He said it was boat paint because that lasted longer. (If you still have the can somewhere, read it for guaranties. The paint store still might give you some store credit if you insist.)
  • Donna
    on May 7, 2017

    I meant sealer! Not dealer!!
  • Marcy Busse
    on May 7, 2017

    I remember my brother had the same problem and later found out the paint was pealing because the wood had been treated. (wolmanized?) He had to scrape it and gave the wood time to season before painting it again. That solved the problem.
  • Nancy JimsWife
    on May 10, 2017

    Boat paint sounds like a great idea. We always use deck stain, as stain does not normally peel. But high sun areas need to be re-stained at least every other year.
  • Catherine Beck
    on Aug 24, 2017

    Porch is wood. Probably the original porch when house was built.
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