Community Residential Painting

Why The Clapboard Siding on Your West Palm Beach Home May Be Peeling

Posted on July 17, 2023

If your home has clapboard siding, it can be one of the biggest concerns when it comes to repainting your home, especially if you siding has been painted on previously. If a painter previously used oil-based paint or used a product to fill in the gaps between the boards, the wood of your clapboard may not have been able to breath or let moisture escape from between the boards. Because of this, the clapboard siding may peel when your home naturally generates moisture. This moisture needs an easy path to escape or else it will push off the paint on your clapboard, which is what causes the peeling.

When it comes to preventing your home’s clapboard siding from peeling, there are a few things you can try:

  1. Make sure your painter scrapes, sands, and recoats vulnerable areas on your clapboard as soon as you notice paint begin peeling
  2. Apply a water-repellant product to the bare wood
  3. Make sure you add a primer to wood before you begin the actual painting
  4. When you start the painting project, make sure that painting conditions are ideal. Don’t paint when there is heavy rain or other harsh weather conditions.

If you are looking for a professional to take care of the clapboard siding re-painting, CertaPro Painters® of West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach, FL can help! Schedule a free estimate with one of our expert painters today to evaluate the scope of your clapboard siding painting project.

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