10:04AM | 01/15/02
Member Since: 01/14/02
2 lifetime posts
Last summer, our condo was painted. The cedar wood, while about 20 years old, was in fairly good shape. Old, rotting boards were removed and replaced with top-notch cedar. A few weeks after the paint job, we noticed what looked like streaking on the paint. After a couple of months, the paint started peeling away in many areas. In other areas, it looks like the wood itself is flaking under the paint. The painter claims it was because the wood was not maintained since the last paint job 5 years prior. First, how can I go about determining whether the wood was properly treated by this painter before applying the paint? Second, what kind of contractor would I need to hire to determine how many coats of paint were actually applied? This is in dispute as well.
Thanks for your help.


10:32AM | 01/27/02
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
Hey Jgonzo, sorry for your dilemma. First, there is no way in you know where, that anyone is going to be able to determine how many coats of paint were applied. One thing that might be able to be determined, would be whether or not your painter used a primer. What I would guess to be the problem is this, the wood wasn't sanded/sealed with a primer OR some of the wood was "green-treated" OR there was moisture present, in the wood grain OR a combination of any of the 3 mentioned. As a paint contractor, I'll usually pass on requests to paint wood grain for many reasons, but primarily because it masks the natural beauty of a wood grain. You're in a tough spot, especially if you've paid the contractor, but I'd definitely think about litigation if he refuses to help you find the problem. Dave


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