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retisin

01:32AM | 10/11/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Sorry Mr.Paint but mildew grows on the outside of your paint from damp and very shaded conditions so you could put as many coats as you want on it would still get mildew just as fast as with 1 coat.
10 years and 500 houses later I still in business and not a 1 failed house yet from a 1 and 1 system.

5slb6

02:46AM | 10/11/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts

I have seen hundreds of new houses painted in my area on the east coast. The best system is 1 coat of either oil or acrylic primer and 2 coats of acrylic semi-gloss finish paint on wood trim. We don't have alot of stained houses here but do have alot of concrete siding with painted trim of either pine or fir. If there is not a enough film build, mildew will grow faster if the conditions are right and it does not have to be in the shade or moist areas as I have seen it grow on the south side of many houses. The better system on the concrete siding is a coat of acrylic primer and a coat of either acrylic semi-gloss or satin house paint.

I have been in the business for 27 years and know from experience that on new work 3 total coats is better than 2 any day. It is the difference between a 3 to 4 year job and 6 to 7 year job. Now there will be paint on the house way longer than this but it will be so broken down as to cause problems down the road. Also people need to check over their houses every spring and fall for problems of cracked paint or loose caulk and take care of those little things then and the total paint job will last longer.

Have a great day.

MrPaint

07:17AM | 10/11/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Retesin.........mildewcide in exterior paint is added to help kill mildew. After the paint dries - the mildewcide leaches out over time. The time of this depends on the amount of mildewcide in the first place - how the paint weathers ( parts that get wet a great deal leach the mildewcide out faster) - in any case - after a few years the mildewcide is gone.

Putting on two top coats effectively doubles the amount of mildewcide - and once it is gone provides twice the amount of paint to stand up to weather and the environment.

Mr. Paint

retisin

10:21PM | 10/11/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
5 you are a sales rep,what hands on do you have besides schooling and what you have been taught,how many houses do you paint a year?
That is the most stupidest thing I have heard yet as to mildewcide coming out and lasting longer with 2 coats,WHAT does 1 coat have to go away before the other will work?
NO it will leech out at the same time just in a higher quanity,giving you better protection in the same amount of time just in greater #'s.Are you a working painter MR.Paint or just a handy man?Because it sounds like advice you would read off the can rather than a hands on experinced person.
I would like to see anyone else give written warranty on the work they have done on any kind of home,we stand behind all of the work done as long as prep has been done by us.
10 years with no call backs other than staining log siding and additional work other than the orginal must be doing something right.

MrPaint

11:53AM | 10/12/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
I am a working painter........and a good deal of my advice is from the can - it is amazing what you can find there.

I have been in the business 18 years - making paint - selling paint - painting.

Any written warranty work I have ever done (where the paint company supplied the warranty) was done with two coats. No paint company I know will write a warranty on one.

In any case - it sounds here like we should agree to disagree on this one. We all give some good advice - and we all have our little things we know from experience or training - so - I am done posting on this one.....

See you all on another thread!

Mr. Paint

retisin

03:02PM | 10/12/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
I am a hothead when it comes to this kind of stuff so maybe I owe you an apology on this and sounds good to me to drop this one.

5slb6

03:34PM | 10/12/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
No I can't apply paint as well as a painter as I don't paint every day but I offer technical advice to the painters that I call on and I have over 200 accounts so I feel that I do know my stuff.

So now I am done with this.

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