Painting and Decorating Made Easier!

I was tempted. A friend wanted me to “change the surface color” of one section of exterior siding bordering a new wood deck and spa.  No thanks! The siding was under a 15-year warranty.

 

Another friend wanted me to paint over the clear glass on each of his security system units.I thought about, even experimented by, custom mixing, then painting on a similar piece of glass.

Final advice: I wouldn’t advise it. The security system and units were under warranty.

 

Cardinal rule: Never paint the surface of any pre-finished product under warranty.

Examples: Exterior siding, security lighting systems, woods, metals, certain roofing, appliances.

 

 

  1. Always apply coatings or finishes according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

 

  1. Always provide the proper surface preparation.

 

  1. Do not apply a finish on an unstable surface. Examples: Hot, cold, too rough.

 

  1. Do not apply finishes over incompatible coatings. Result: Early paint failures.

 

  1. Make sure the primer and finish combinations are compatible.

 

  1. Do not use paint to alter a product, which at some time you may need or want to return.

 

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Coating warranty-covered surfaces and products calls for special vigilance, and a keen eye.

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Thank you for visiting “Painting with Bob.”

 

Copyright 2016. Robert D. Hajtovik. All rights reserved.

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