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Old 11-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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We have a new home that was textured, but not painted. The builder says they added flat white paint to the texture mix so we now have walls that are scrubbable and can be cleaned. We have found that when we use a clean wet cloth and some mild solution made to clean painted interior walls that the texture disintegrates and the bare sheetrock is exposed, It also leaves the drywall undernethe darkened.

Our question is this? The builder claims we have painted scrubbale walls and donl;t need to paint. We feel that isn't the case. What do you think?

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I would get the builder back to actually paint the walls. That should be part of the contract to apply paint to the walls, at least builder white like most of them use.

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agree with danny..get builder back...walls should be primed and sealed then painted.....no less....ben
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you do not have painted walls just because they mixed paint with drywall mud. what you do have is tinted drywall mud and a cheap way for your contractor to get a gallon of paint to cover a thousand sqft.
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you do not have painted walls just because they mixed paint with drywall mud. what you do have is tinted drywall mud and a cheap way for your contractor to get a gallon of paint to cover a thousand sqft.

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Yeah, texture needs sealed from the TOP. At the very least, the builder should buy the finish paint for you to apply or your painter to apply. If he has ANY integrity, he will pay for the paint and the painter to make it right. Do I think that'll happen? Hell no, but put his "feet to the fire" to get something out of him for LYING.
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How much you wanna bet he primed the walls BEFORE the watered down texture went on?
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I agree with everyone so far, and would add that flat paint is not scrubbable. Washable maybe, but not scrubbable, there is a difference. And there are very few washable flats.

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