Paint Keeps Peeling

Dear Greg,

The paint keeps peeling off the clapboards on the front of my house and though I have had it painted several times it only lasts about 3-4 years. The last time I had it done a professional paint company sanded it down to bare wood, primed it with oil based primer and top coated it with 2 coats of 100% acrylic latex paint. Now 4 years later the paint is bubbling up and peeling off. Any idea what I should do?

Paula S., Harwich

Dear Paula,

It sounds to me as though the painter you hired did exactly what he was supposed to do as far as painting goes. Continue reading