Our house is Cedar Clapboard. We hired a contractor to power wash, prime, put two coats of Acrylic stain on the house, as well as replace our window frames. The house was yellow. We picked a light taupe gray, but the color turned out like beige. Almost like the yellow was peeking through. We had another contractor come over to see about changing to another color, and the contractor has just informed us that he is 99% sure the first contractor did not prime our house as promised as there are already areas on the house peeling off and the house was only painted a few weeks ago. Also, the contractor pointed out that there are whole areas of the house (behind the bushes for examples) that were not primed or painted. We were to pay $8,000 for the first paint job, but now he says we would have to pay $20,000 to sand down the house, prime the house, and repaint it. I think the new contractor might be right as the color does look yellow. Not to mention that everyone else we spoke to said the first contractor should not have spray painted the house. Anyway, it looks like we're going to have to get the original money back from the first painter as we will have to redo the whole house. My question is this: how can we prove that the first painter did not prime the house before painting? Any ideas? Someone suggested taking a board to Sherwin Williams....they thought the computer which matches colors might be able to analyze all that is on the clapboard. Help! How can we prove that the guy did not use primer? I cannot believe a job that cost $8000 is now going to cost $20,000 to fix. Is there any other way to tell whether a primer was used? Is there some solution we can pour on the clapboard that would dissolve the paint but leave the primer if it was indeed applied? Thanks so much for any help!