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Old 12-13-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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Re-painting Baseboards / Stained from floor re-stain

We recently had our floors restained. The company that did the work did such a poor job it did not pass industry standard. On top of that, he did not properly tape off the baseboards and stain leaked on them throughout the house. He then tried to touch them up with a white paint, but the color doesn't match the original baseboard color and the stain still bleeds through leaving a faint hue. We are in negotiation for a settlement, but will need to have the baseboards repainted. We have been told by many professionals that they will need to be completely sanded and repainted. The floor guy is trying to conserve cost and recommending spot sanding and touch-up just to relevant crease line 1/2 way up the baseboard instead of to the top. We don't want another slap-stick quality job and workmanship. What is the most proper way to fix this?


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Old 12-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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The proper way to fix it is to interview a few local painters and let THEM tell YOU how it is to be done. Don't think you are going to get a quality job by tying the painters hands behind his back with ridiculous techniques for him to perform just to save the other guy money.

The flooring installer is just going to have to bite the bullet on this one. I'll bet this isn't his first job he has had to eat extras on.


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Bud's right, this may just be one of those jobs you really have to be on site to figure out how to proceed. Normally, a stain-blocking bonding primer followed by 2 coats of Semi-Gloss would be the ticket. To do it properly the trim may have to be removed from the walls.........definitely an instance where a small bit of preventive procedures (masking off trim, etc.) would have saved you from a lot of headaches. Sorry you have to go through this......
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