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Old 09-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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new trim paint peels when scuffed, hit, etc.

We had contractors paint a LARGE amount of trim in our house. A week later we noticed the peeling when touched (we have 3 kids.) The contractor just came back and realized that he painted latex over oil and it is not adhering. My husband painted latex over oil 2 years ago with no problem (the rest of the trim in the house.) The contractor said he is going to try to paint a different paint to see if the trim "hardens up." Does anyone know of any product that does that? Or does anyone have a suggestion for what else to do besides scrape it all off and start over or move? Thanks for your input!


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Old 09-12-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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There is nothing I know of that will make a layer underneath adhere. Anything that you put over it may hold it in place for a while but it will be a floating finish. You really need to scrape off all the latex and prime it with oil based primer. Then you can paint it with latex.


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I hope the contractor doesn’t charge you for his mistake. He should remove all the latex paint and properly apply an oil base primer and then apply the finish coat (all at his cost).
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