Moisture Content of Exposed Painted Wood Panels

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Journal titleBuilding Research Note
AbstractThe extensive use of frame construction in the Atlantic Provinces of Canada makes the subject of paint performance on wood sidings of particular interest in that region.The problem of peeling is related to the presence of water but the source of the weather is not particularly well understood. In April 1961 one of the authors conducted a detailed examination of the exteriors of 278 wood clad houses in the region. These and subsequent studies on other houses of similar age and construction type suggested that paint failure by peeling is more probably due to exterior weathering factors than to the condensation of moisture originating behind the paint film.The most serious peeling was observed to occur most often on walls exposed to wind-driven rain.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number6042
NPARC number20359198
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Record created2012-07-20
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