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Old 07-26-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
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I just had a contractor stain my home which is board and batton and he said it would take 15 gallons of stain. He only used 5 gallons and I found out he applied the stain using a small mini rollers rather than a brush. Because I was covering using the same colour the application from a distance looks ok but when you get up close you can see that it is a very light coat of stain that has been applied.
He is suggesting touch up and I am very upset about the quantity of stain that has been applied.
Any suggestions and what are folks thoughts on the fact that they didn't use a paint brush but a small mini rollers.
Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Old 07-27-2009, 05:10 AM   #2
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. He only used 5 gallons and I found out he applied the stain using a small mini rollers rather than a brush.

Did you have a contract and was this in it?

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5 gallons of stain you say? How big is your home? Touch up stain? Now there is some thing I would like to see when it is done. Is the person you hired a licensed contractor? Brush roller or spray, 5 gallons seems to me to be a bit under kill for a complete stain job on a home. Even if it is a re-paint.
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The house is very large and I received two quotes, one estimated 12 gallons of stain and this contractor said 15 gallons of stain.
The roller that was used was 4" and smooth.
They also estimated the windows at 2 gallons and only used 1/2 gallon
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. He only used 5 gallons and I found out he applied the stain using a small mini rollers rather than a brush.

Did you have a contract and was this in it?

IMO: chrisn is on to some thing.
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Touch up stain? Now there is some thing I would like to see when it is done.
I agree. Even with Latex Stain you can get flash marks. A roller can be used like that but it still should be backbrushed. Stain is a tricky thing to estimate and can vary quite a bit due to surface conditions. One thing to avoid is having the stain build up too much then it will be more like a paint and subject to peeling.
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I do have a contract but the quantity of stain was not in the contract but rather supplied as a separate as I was to purchase the product based on his recommendation.
When I walk around the house I notice areas where there seems to be very light coverage and areas where it seems to have covered very well.
I did watch how it was being applied and there was definately no back brushing ...just the roller
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Bottom line Gals1105 is that you seem to be unhappy with the job your contractor has done for you. I would recommend that you have this very same conversation with him/her and find some sort of friendly resolution. I am sure that when he/she sees the job in final he/she will know ( If professional ) that their is a problem that needs to be addressed. I know there is a Big consonant and Big vowel there with the word IF. But it is always good to discuss your points of views to come up with a resolution.

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Thanks Mark
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I agree. Even with Latex Stain you can get flash marks. A roller can be used like that but it still should be backbrushed. Stain is a tricky thing to estimate and can vary quite a bit due to surface conditions. One thing to avoid is having the stain build up too much then it will be more like a paint and subject to peeling.
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All your posts have been very helpful and I am now in discussion with HO and I am confident that they will correct the situation to my satisfaction.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to shed some light on this situation for me.
Gail

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