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How to cure the annoying problem of paint peeling off from wooden windows, fascias, doors, etc.
Paint and varnish mainly peels off because of poor grip and penetration of initial coats applied. This can be made worse by moisture ingress where paint has lifted nearby and frost plays its part also.
The fix… Remove all the peeling paint using appropriate means, perhaps a sander, heat gun or even a paint stripper etc. The fix is a similar method to garden table, chairs and bench mentioned above… mix in at least 33% Owatrol Oil into your first coat of any oil based paint / varnish (can be oil based undercoat or even gloss). That mixture will enable the new paint / varnish to soak into the wood providing ‘deep roots’ for your paint which will not peel off as before. A second coat of paint / varnish with less Owatrol Oil (about 15% or just enough to make the paint “flow” nicely) will give a great long lasting finish.