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chinook

02:12PM | 10/15/04
Member Since: 09/30/04
3 lifetime posts
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Our previous condo board painted ea of the condo suite doors (from the apt hallways) and the surrounding door frames, the colour grey. The colour is fine but the paint easily smudges/scrapes.

I spoke to a painter and he indicated we can put a finish but there may be fumes/chemicals.

I am open to any solutions to present to the existing Board. Even if we spend a little funds, if the long term solution is lower maintenance then it may be the way to go. I would appreciate any ideas.

Thanks.

Jody

Amcdonald

05:24AM | 11/04/04
Member Since: 10/17/04
54 lifetime posts
If it is smudging and peeling than it seems to me that someone has probably purchased the wrong paint.

Were the doors and frames primed before painting? If latex was put over oil it will all have to be done again.

Also, since they are definately in a "high traffic" area, the finish should be a semi gloss or a high gloss. The more shine a paint has, the more durable it is.

If they don't want to redo the whole building, find out what colour they used and get your own can. Make sure you sand down the rough areas and get rid of any peeling paint. Make sure you clean the door with TSP(bought at any major diy store) to ensure all dirt and oil is removed. Prime your door and frame with an acrylic primer(will stick to latex or oil) and then paint. Will work, I promise.
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