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.
|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
|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.|