Paint, stains

Published on October 29th, 2013 | by Henri

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Determining the cause of peeling paint

Q.    How is the best way to tell if we have been ripped-off by having had latex paint applied over oil-base paint? Can you suggest any laboratories that can analyze the “peelings?”

A.    Latex paint over oil-based paint is not, in itself, a rip off. It’s a rip off if the oil-based paint was not thoroughly cleaned to remove any chalking which is an integral feature of oil-based paints. Applying latex paint over chalking paint is going to result in failure. Any experienced painting contractor should be able to tell if that is your problem.

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