The Problem: The peeling or lifting of the paint or coating due to poor adhesion. It can involve one or multiple coats and expand beyond the initial affected if left untreated.

Causes: Excessive moisture in the substrate and/or the expansion and contraction of wood surfaces exposed to extreme temperature change. Moisture seeping into substrates through un-caulked joints, worn caulking or leaks in roofs and walls. Power-washing a wood surface and not allowing it to sufficiently dry before painting or staining. Improper surface preparation, and using a low-quality paint or top coating.

How-to-fix: Identify and eliminate all sources of moisture. Repair leaking roofs, cleanout gutters and downspouts, trim back nearby vegetation, and seal/waterproof foundations and masonry. Properly prepare the affected surface by removing all loose paint. Feather-sand rough edges to a smooth appearance, and rinse or power-wash thoroughly (allowing wood surfaces to dry for 3 – 5 days before priming). Repaint using a high-quality acrylic latex paint.

Product Solutions:


  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® Acrylic Latex Primers and Sure Seal™ Acrylic Latex Primer are suited for previously painted wood and masonry surfaces.
  • Insl-x® Aqua Lock® Plus Acrylic Primers, Prime Lock Plus Alkyd Primer/Sealer, Seal Lock® Plus Primer, Block Out® Acrylic Primer Sure Seal™ Acrylic Latex Primer and Tuffcrete® Acrylic Epoxy Bonding Primer/Sealer

Interior Paints

  • Benjamin Moore Aura® Interior, Regal Select® Interior Paints.

Exterior Paints

  • Benjamin Moore Aura® Exterior, Regal Select® Exterior Paints are premium coatings that come in a wide variety of finishes and build levels.