Peeling, cracking, or bubbling paint is a common problem. Paint tends to peel both indoors and outdoors. Rain and other weather-related sources are not the obvious causes. Today’s paints, whether latex, acrylic, alkyd or oil-based, are carefully formulated to cover just about anything.
The paint itself rarely fails. Peeling usually results from poor surface preparation. When dirt and other debris are left on the surface paint will fail to bind. Applying a topcoat without priming creates adhesion problems. Painting on overheated or damp surfaces causes paint to blister resulting in paint peeling or cracking.