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Posted by Jay J on September 22nd, 1999 08:23 AM
In reply to Red cedar painting problem by Tom L on September 21st, 1999 08:44 PM [Go to top of thread]


I'm not painting expert but 'solid white stain' sounds a tiny bit odd. I guess the 'solid' is throwing me. When I think of stain, I think of a 'clear' coating (that may still be colored) that's put on the wood. Paint, as compared to stain, is not 'clear'; it's 'solid' to me. Hence, my confusion ...

Anyway, if you don't get any help here, go to The Paint Store. Go to the waaaaay bottom of the WEB page, and on the right side, just up from the bottom, is a URL for 'Ask Dr. Paint'. Search their Forum for 'cedar' and see if there's any help already posted. If not, go ahead and post up your current question. Have the contractor come out and give you an explanation if he's still in business. If not, go ahead and call a paint contractor or 3 for estimates. In short, the job is a repair job unless you want to look into legal options (which will still call for you to have the job fixed anyway.) Give the contractor a chance anyway. And when you do have the job fixed, ask for an exterior acrylic paint. It has better retention than the traditional oil based paints.

If you're asking if this is a 'common problem' I have no answer on that. Perhaps someone else does. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J

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