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We are having all of our wood trim and doors in the house painted white. They were stained with a gloss in them. We hired the job out. He used PPG Pitt-glaze semi gloss. Didn’t see the prepping with my own eyes but he said he used a liquid sander on it prior to painting. It’s been curing for a week now but it has chips everywhere. If you pull on those chips it seems that air gets under it and it just will come off like paper. Not every place is like this, some spots I can’t even remove the paint with my nail digging very hard into it but others it will come off with my nail just barely gliding it over the surface of the paint. It’s says drying time 1 hr to touch, 4 hours to re-coat, 24 hours before normal use and 30 days to fully cure. Is this normal after 1 week?
 

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We are having all of our wood trim and doors in the house painted white. They were stained with a gloss in them. We hired the job out. He used PPG Pitt-glaze semi gloss. Didn’t see the prepping with my own eyes but he said he used a liquid sander on it prior to painting. It’s been curing for a week now but it has chips everywhere. If you pull on those chips it seems that air gets under it and it just will come off like paper. Not every place is like this, some spots I can’t even remove the paint with my nail digging very hard into it but others it will come off with my nail just barely gliding it over the surface of the paint. It’s says drying time 1 hr to touch, 4 hours to re-coat, 24 hours before normal use and 30 days to fully cure. Is this normal after 1 week?
Don't think I would have specd that product on wood, better paints to use.

Not normal. Surface prep should have included sanding to create a mechanical bond then a bonding primer. May also want to check batch date.
 

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Sounds like he used a latex enamel directly over oil base varnish/poly. When I do that type of job I sand, wipe down with liquid deglosser, apply a solvent based primer and then 2 coats of latex enamel.


The majority of latex's curing is done in the first week. I doubt the paint will get much better over the next month. If I had to fix that job I'd aggressively sand and then start over.
 

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Most paints will fail over clears without a bonding primer. Should have used BIN or coverstain, or at the minimum STIX. Liquid deglossers are no subsitute for an actual scuff sand. That, and if there was ever any Pledge or Murphys oils soap or something applied, its doomed from the start.

Its not likely to be the paints fault. just the painters.
 
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