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Howellgarden 09-16-2012 07:06 PM

Paint cleaning poured around evergreens.
Our next door neighbors put in a built-in pool. When they painted the pool, the painters cleaned their buckets and brushes around our evergreen berm and they splashed paint on the branches. I am especially concerned since the area was dry when they dumped these chemicals around the trees. Can this hurt the evergreens?

chrisn 09-17-2012 06:00 AM

Depends on the paint they were using

"painters", maybe, but professional, not

daluu 01-09-2013 06:41 PM

So what kind of paint would be harmful and what not?

And any way to tell visually on the tree, etc. w/o knowing what type of paint was used?

ddawg16 01-09-2013 10:21 PM

Wait until spring.....if the tree stays green then your fine. If not....take pictures and get a hold of the pool company. Tell them you want a new tree.

In reality, I think you will be ok.....most of the paints now are water based. I wash off my brushes in the yard on a regular issues.

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