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Old 12-07-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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My fiance and I recently purchased our first home we absolutely love the home however we noticed during the initial walkthrough and more so now that were in the two sun facing sides of the house have a very splotchy paint covering almost a tan camo.

My question is we intend to repaint but I want to ensure that proper preparation is taken so as not to see this effect again my assumption is most likely the mixture of oil water in the paint was incorrect causing some areas of the paint to fade quickly. Unsure when the house was last painted could be original paint from 2001.


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Bad paint and bad paint job is why you have the problem. As for the direct Sunlight, suggest that you get tinting done on those windows that are getting the most Sun.

If you want to know what you need and the proper paint. Any Sherwin Williams store can supply you with everything you need.

Every paint will fade if exposed to direct sunlight.

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Could have been caused by dozens of things. Cheap builder's paint, poor prep, paint not mixed well, poor rolling/spraying/brushing technique, etc. Sand it well, remove any dust, prime (not necessary unless it's really bad), and repaint (2 coats). I like Gregzoll's idea of tinting the windows to reduce the UV rays on some of your walls.

P.S. Oil water? Very few paints today contain any oil.
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$50.00 says it was Sherwin Williams to begin with. $100.00 says it was Promar 200.
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$50.00 says it was Sherwin Williams to begin with. $100.00 says it was Promar 200.
I believe she's talking about the exterior of the home, so It could not be promar. Even if it's sherwin Williams there are numerous reasons why this happened.
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I believe she's talking about the exterior of the home, so It could not be promar. Even if it's sherwin Williams there are numerous reasons why this happened.
Oops, I should've looked at the album first. The picture (to me anyway) looks like the former owners did a spot paint job in order to make the house look presentable for sale. Probably used some leftover paint that NOW doesn't match due to the paint fading on the sunny side(s) of the house.
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Yes, these all seem like reasonable suggestions. Obliviously the problem is not common enough to pin point precisely. I will likely have someone come out and look at it to be sure it nothing beneath the paint like the siding or moisture that is causing the differentiation. It has more of a rounded look like water marks rather than straight lines that of a touch up.
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No over hang on the roof, sunny side of the house.
Any paint going to have a tough time.
A quality paint will make it look brand new.
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If this my was house or a house for a client i would pressure wash the side of your house. Let it dry for a complete day or 2. I would repaint the sidding in either satin or matte depending on sheen you want. Make sure you use a good quality paint.
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Sherwin Williams Emerald, Resilience or Solo if you want to save a couple $$

Dulux Diamond Exterior.

Here are links to paint i mentioned to help you out

Sherwin

Emerald http://www.sherwin-williams.com/docu.../035777107843/

Resilience http://www.sherwin-williams.com/docu.../035777820698/

Solo http://www.sherwin-williams.com/docu.../035777042922/

Dulux

Diamond http://www.dulux.ca/PPG/Dulux/Media/...R.pdf?ext=.pdf

http://www.dulux.ca/PPG/Dulux/Media/...t.pdf?ext=.pdf

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