Cracked and peeling painted wall
Cracking paint most likely is caused by poor preparation.
Michele, a caller on The Today’s Homeowner Radio Show, just finished painting the entire interior of her home, only to notice that paint is beginning to crack around the windows and doors. The cracking is likely occurring because she didn’t properly prep the paint before she applied it. That’s a common problem to have.   Michele possibly added a coat over some paint that was still wet. Our advice? She should look into a product from Zinsser called Peel Stop. It’s a clear binding sealer that should seal any cracking on her walls. Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the full answer! Read the blog from the Feb. 22 show and listen to the full broadcast here.   
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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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