Answer for When to use peel stop and when to scrape and remove existing loose paint.

I have told the salesman many times that you never know how bad something is going to be until you get a scraper on it, feel it study it. Like some wallpaper jobs those bubbles might be under five layers sometimes. You can simply cut them out and repair but sometimes its easier to start all over. Five years is never my target goal. I've never found a latex that penetrated wood enough to prevent peeling more than a year and I'd rather walk away than have to go back every year and attempt to put multiple band-aids on here and there. I'd like to put a couple of coats of Man o War spar marine spar varnish on it and then scratch it up and paint it but I don't think its in the cards. A simple oil primer thick enough to make a solid un-cracked surface ready for finish. I can only recommend though cause like I said it isn't my home and I'm not selling my car to paint someone else's house. If they want to pay for my time that's great I'll do it. I absolutely refuse to work for free.

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Answer for When to use peel stop and when to scrape and remove existing loose paint.

I have seen this a lot over the years. The original siding never should have been painted. Now you have been screwed trying to fix it, shame.

Well, Peel Stop is good stuff but it won't fix the underlying problems. It is intended to glue the edges of cracked paint and cannot/will not penetrate through the bubbles as you mentioned.

You already know that all loose paint has to be removed (washing, scraping, etc) and most if not all of the house primed before painting. Doing it the other way will last 4-5 years before major peeling and the paint job will deteriorate fast after that.

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