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Old 09-06-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Peeling Paint in Window frame


I have a window that is recessed about 6 inches in a frame and there is paint peeling off the inside top portion of this frame before the window starts.

I am starting to scrape the paint off of this section and there seems to be a white powdery film underneath - if I run my finger on it I have a white powder marks on my finger. Any idea what this is?

What is th best prep to re-paint this - scrape off all paint, fill in any spots with compound, sand, paint? Also, when I scrape the paint off, I also took off some old caulk in the corners - what is best way to re-caulk these areas and what kind of caulk should I use?

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Interior?

Dust is probably old primer/paint

Best prep:
Scrape, sand, prime
Then If Needed:fill/repair, sand, dust, prime (fill/repair areas)
Then: paint

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...oops, caulk after priming, before painting
Any good quality Siliconized (NOT SILICONE) Paintable Acrylic Caulk should be fine
Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams 35/45 year stuff, Phenoseal or Alex
I like the quick dry Lightening Bolt myself
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I'd be concerned that the root of the problem is that the flashing above the window is leaking, allowing water to drip onto the top of that window frame. That is getting the wooden window frame wet, causing the paint to peel off the underside of it.

Maybe see if there's anything funny going on above the window on the outside of the wall.
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