Countersink nails on Exterior Paint Job

I am having my house exterior painted. Full paint job, I even paid extra for his handyman/carpenter to replace dryrotted planks on my wood siding.
My question is...
Should part of his job be to countersink the nails that are exposed on the siding?
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Only if you two agreed, before the job started and was paid.
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I am having my house exterior painted. Full paint job, I even paid extra for his handyman/carpenter to replace dryrotted planks on my wood siding.
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Should part of his job be to countersink the nails that are exposed on the siding?
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wrote:

Sure. . . if that's what you wrote on his contract. If you just said 'make it pretty'-- then everything is left up in the air.
He wins.
Jim
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*IF* you can argue that 'counter sinking nail heads' is included as part of a standard methodology for an expected high quality paint job; go for it.
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Sorry. I guess my question should have been... Is countersinking nails part of standard methodology for an expected high quality paint job.
And, by the way, the painters left for the weekend. Leaving the windows and patio door covered in plastic. Is that standard operating procedures, or should they have removed them? I think if it were just overnight, I could see them leaving them, but an entire weekend seems like a long time.
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Yeah, it it like overnight and a couple of days. If you use that door on a regular basis, it should have been removed, otherwise, not a big deal and it saves time on Monday. Assuming they are going to show up.
Sounds like poor timing if all the windows are covered though.
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On 4/28/2012 2:13 PM, Senin wrote:

It would add substantially to work/cost to remove it and reapply. When did they start? What is expected completion time?
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In my experience, even painter's tape's adhesive likes to become permanant after 24 hours, *and* permanent almost immediately upon exposure to heat and sun. - never did get that @#$$@#$ stuff off! after leaving for 7 days. ...in the shade.
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Try these solvents to remove the residue:
Rubbing alcohol WD40 Paint thinner Charcoal starter fluid Might also try automobile bug/tar remover
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On 4/28/2012 5:56 AM, Senin wrote:

Seems like...if not, then they will eventually be exposed (wood shrinks a tad, nails don't), corrode, then get paint peeling. Don't know what SOP is, but I cover with paintable caulk.
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