Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The PaintSource Guide to Painting and Finishing New Homes.

Many common preventable paint and caulking problems continue to cost builders and frustrate new homeowners. These problems can be minimized or eliminated by using proven solutions and procedures outlined in The PaintSource Guide to Painting and Finishing New Homes.

Discusion of New Home Painting and Deck Care featured on HomeSmart Radio.

Discussion of common Problems / Better Solutions
Drywall Preparation / Finishing
Drywall finish problems
lead to unacceptable paint finishes, and Nail-Pops lead to inconvenient and generally unacceptable repairs for the builder and new homeowner.

Drywall Dust is a controllable nuisance
. Homeowners should encourage their contractors to utilize dust-free solutions for all drywall and prepaint sanding.

Studs must be dry before drywall is installed in order to prevent most common Drywall Finish Problems
Hardwood Floors

Choosing a Finish for Hardwood Floors

Coordination and sequencing of Floor finishes and Wall finishes many times leads to damage to walls by floor finishers, or damage to floors by painters.
More on sequencing finishing of wood floors.

Wood Trim
Exterior Paint Failures resulting from the use of finger-jointed or
Pre-Primed exterior wood
siding, windows, and trim. See video

Failure of inferior Deck Coatings, and improper drying and preparation of new wood leading to subsequent cupping, splitting, and warping of treated decking material. Listen to discussion

DeckCare Blog

Oil Based or Acrylic? Use of Oil-based Paint on exterior wood leading to a brittle and non-breathable paint film that will crack and trap moisture; resulting in costly repaint, and wood deterioration or rot. See video
Paint Problems Failure to maintain a constant temperature or using temporary heat during paint application, or painting in low temperature leading to inability to match color when Touch-up Paint is applied at higher or normal temperature leading to problems for the painter, builder, and new homeowner. More...
Exterior Wood Stains / Finishes The use of Marine Spar Varnish and other Polyurethanes on wooden entryways and doors leading to moisture entrapment, brittle film cracking, and guaranteed coating failure on exterior wood surfaces.
Caulking Moisture damage to a variety of surfaces and substrates resulting from the common use of inferior or incorrect Caulking Products, or the "one caulk does it all" approach.
Fiberglass Doors Unsatisfactory results and coating failure when staining and protecting Fiberglass Doors. more..

Mildew Resistant Paint
for Kitchen / Bath
Improper preparation, and incorrect coating and caulking selection for Bathroom Walls. We see excellent performance from Perma-White Mildew Resistant Paint.