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05:33PM | 11/08/02
Member Since: 11/07/02
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Currently being sued from a landlord to the tune of seventeen thousand dollars for what is claimed to be a bad paint job. The flat walls were washed down and a low sheen d&e was painted on. The wood and trim were scuffed with sandpaper and then we applied an oil based on top of that. there was no primer applied and the "claim" is that the paint is coming off in thick rubbery strips and some parts are flaking. The owner says all flat walls had to be sanded to "prevent a future peeling problem" and all paint had to be scraped off of trim. The question is what would cause the paint to peel and what options are available to remedy this other than sand and strip every last bit of paint off of all walls and trim? and if this was truly necessary what would it take to accomplish this task on a 1,100 sq ft. home excluding the kitchen and bath?

5slb6

01:00AM | 11/09/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If the paint was coming off in thick rubbery strips that would not be just your paint as a coat of paint is about as thick as a sheet of tissue paper. I would think that if this is rental property of any age it has been painted many times and not all that well for the most part. They sanded the walls to make sure they did not have adhesion problem later does not seem right either as all they are doing is sanding your paint and putting more over it,and all that is doing is making sure their paint sticks to yours. If they truely did have to strip all the paint it could cost alot of money. Did they give you a chance to see the problem and fix it? You may just have to let them take you to court. Were you a a tennant or a painting contractor doing work for them?
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