Paint won't stick to exterior surface.

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Denise asked 10 years ago

My uncle lives in Upstate New York. His barn was built in 1803. He has attempted to paint but the paint always peels off. He thinks it might have a white wash on it but is unsure. Should he power wash or sandblast the barn to remove the old paint then prime and paint. Should he use oil base or latex primer/paint.

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JT Creations, LLC answered.

This probably has more to do with the hardness of the wood than any product which has been applied. He also might have used an inexpensive product and no primer. I have found checking with a local paint dealer can usually resolve adhesion problems.