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Exterior Paints & Stains: How to Deal With Lake-Enhanced Sun & Moisture Damage

What you need to know to beat the lake effect
By Kurt Anderson
Published: June 3, 2014
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So why does lakeside paint fail? Moisture, whether in the form of lakeshore humidity, rain, dew, or ice, is often the most destructive element to paint. Sun and wind also contribute to paint failure, and the lake side bears the brunt of abuse from all three destructive elements.
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