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03:03PM | 11/16/18
Help a not to be mentioned paint store provide an interior latex primer that got applied to exterior wood siding but before it was painted with exterior acrylic latex "lifetime warranty" paint the error was discovered and they described the following to remedy the matter and guaranteed it would be a solution to any expected paint performance issues.

Now to make matters worse in our state we can't even sell our house without disclosing this known defect so trying to find a fix and guidance on the right approach. Getting very little help and in fact have been thwarted by the vendor of the paint and under their guidance have been told my sding is in jeopardy of rotting due to the latex primer being left on and locking in moisture????

Following their recommendation the home was power washed and the exterior coating then applied leaving on the latex interior primer they assured wouldn't cause any issues.
The painter they hired to power wash and give a bid to paint said he wouldn't touch the house because all the entire primer must come off for him to guarantee the job with any sort of warranty.

Of course the paint store disagreed and within a year the job had issues with peeling,popping paint that's literally unzipping and releasing from good new and properly prepped older boards.

Now the paint store's tech dept says never should been given that recommendation that the interior primer is to immoveable to be used under exterior paint on wood exterior surfaces.

Had a painter sent again by the paint store to estimate and recommend a fix say cheaper to replank with new siding masonry also warned the latex primer acts like a water balloon over my house while under the exterior coating and it will slowly rot my wood?

The store support tech said the paint would pop right off which is precisely what's happening and the latex primer water balloon thing is all wrong.
Please offer your help.Just trying to get to the bottom of this as the company want me to paint again without removing the interior primer and every professional painter says along with the own tech specialist that this is wrong headed and asking for future problems

One footnote the detached garage was not interior primer affected and it's wearing beautifully so it's apparent because my home became a testing ground due to this of theory and practice so no the interior primer thing is bad. Just need guidance on solution if the big contractor painter they sent is right that latex primer creates a water balloon around house and if left on even if cement board like Hardy is put over it properly will cause wood rottage and delamination.In fact indicated this appears appears to be occurring since this was done in 2012 popage occurred almost immediately in some areas and appealed for relief cause paint started failing within less than yr after completion and followed up with appeals in yrs to follow as well. All to no avail.

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