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Why Exterior Finishes Fail

Government scientists explain why paint cracks, blisters and peels on your house, and how you can prevent it

Ever wonder why the paint starts to peel off your house much sooner than you expect? A trio of authors from the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, explain it in this article. A sidebar offers three suggestions for making your next exterior paint job last.

From Fine Homebuilding110 , pp. 61-65