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03:14AM | 06/28/02
Member Since: 03/16/02
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We are redoing an older home and hired a professional painter to paint all of the walls, doors, and trim. There were several old layers of paint especially on the trim and doors and a lot of it was chipped and flaking. He told us he would make sure all of it was sanded smooth before he applied the new paint.
Well, he lied. He did little preparation and, in many areas, applied the new paint over the chips and flakes. Whenever we mentioned the problem to him, his solution was to apply more paint which didn't help the situation any. Needless to say, it looks awfull.
We thought we could come back later and sand down the worst areas to smooth them out and then repaint. It doesn't appear to be that easy. Now that the paint has hardened, it is almost impossible to sand. The painter used an acrylic latex paint in a semi-gloss finish.
Is there any way we can smooth out some of the rough areas on the trim and doors? Is there some kind of filler that we use? We really don't want to replace all of this trim.


06:36PM | 06/28/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
IMHO replacement is the path of least resistance with the most probability of success


08:19AM | 07/02/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Yes, there are fillers. But unless you are willing to do a lot of filling, sanding and stripping you might as well replace the trim. It'll look better in the long run and require a lot less work.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited July 02, 2002).]

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