03:59AM | 12/21/06
Member Since: 10/22/05
5 lifetime posts
After close inspection, I have noticed in my new house that the ivory walls have numerous yellow pin dots sporadically throughout the house. Also, any water droplet, no matter how small, leaves a permanent discolored spot on the wall. Too, I have discovered that any smudge cannot be gently wiped off, because the paint comes off. So that I am better informed, can someone tell me what has taken place and what I need to do to correct this? The house is still under warranty. Also, I seem to be finding quite a bit of debris/particles in the paint. The painters must have been in a bit of a hurry.


03:09AM | 12/23/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I am not sure what the spots might be.

As far as the paint spotting up when it gets wet. All flat paints are prone to this but a builder grade flat will do it even more as they are the flatest of the flat as they are designed to touch-up well and not show defects in the walls. As for the particles on the walls, they most likely from the drywall finshers over sanding the walls and when paint was appled it raised the nap of the face paper. It can be sanded off now but it would have beed much easier in the construction stage than with you living in the house.

What alot of people do is live with the builder grade flat for a while and slowly repaint with a better grade of paint, as the better grades do not do well in new home construction.

Hope this helps out.

Merry Christmas.
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