Just noticed that our kitchen window frame paint is 'bubbling' (the
whole house has wooden frames and is only about 2 or 3 years old).
I'm wondering why the paint has started to do this so soon?
I think the house has a 10 year guarantee. Would this problem be
covered? Do I have a leg to stand on if I demand the builders come back
and sort this out?
Thanks in advance for any help / advice received!
I cannot answer why they are peeling, several reasons come to mind, eg wood
wet when painted (unlikely cos it would have happened before now) badly
painted in first place, etc
As for getting the builders back/guarantee I doubt it very much. I suspect
if you read your guarantee it will be for structural items only and not
decorative. If the house guarantee was for 10 years I would have expected
the external paint to need doing at least twice in that time possibly 3
I dont claim any expertise: wait for a comparatively dry day, scrape
off loose paint, apply masses of preservative. wait for this to dry,
apply one of these allegedly-microporous primers . You might also
consider covering with plastic sheet and/or using a hot air blower.
Not Barratts is it? Round our way almost every house had paint falling
off in great chunks after about 2/3 years and we're not in the Outer
Hebrides or Wales. IIRC someone did complain and got them back to paint
it several times but with little joy.
Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?
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