New paint not adhering

Old 04-03-12, 11:49 AM
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Question New paint not adhering

i just had my bathroom cabinets repainted, they were white now brown, if i run my fingernail over them the paint peels, any suggestions? i am ready to fire contractor
Old 04-03-12, 12:15 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

First, talk to the contractor - if he's reputable, he'll work to make this right.

Second, do you know what kind of paint was there initially? Did you contractor use a primer? What kind of paint did he use? How long has it been since the paint was applied?
Old 04-04-12, 04:40 AM
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It can take a week or so for latex enamel to completely cure. What prep did your contractor do? is he a pro painter? or a handyman? something else?

Proper prep would have consisted of, sanding, solvent based primer if switching from oil base enamel to latex or waterborne, light sanding and then the finish coat. If 2 coats are needed, you'd sand lightly between coats.

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