Exterior paint job looks real bad


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Old 03-17-01, 10:37 AM
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hello, hope someone can help.

Exterior of house is cedar shingles - previous owner last painted 9-10 years ago. Paint on front and side of house was blistered and peeling from sun. Just had it professionally powerwashed, scraped, primed one coat and painted one coat (Sherwin Williams brand). The new color still looks blistered in those same areas (looks really bad b/c new color is lighter than old). The contractor is saying nothing can be done - the surface is uneven and that's that. Do you think additional coats of paint will help fill in uneven areas? How many more coats? (he is doing one more coat on the two worst sides). Do you think going to a lighter color was a mistake and played up flaws? Paid a lot of money and very frustrated b/c looks just as bad, if not worse than original. Any advice on how to make our house look better is greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 03-20-01, 05:33 AM
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Cedar shakes are rough so I would think sanding the edges of the scraped blisters is out, that would probably make it look bad also, stripping the paint is an option, then waterblasting, but that would be a great expence in itself to have done. Another coat will help even out the color but it does not fill in very well at all, at least the paint is doing what it is mainly designed to do and that is protecting the wood. The blistering paint job, what did the contractors say the cause was, no primer?

Sorry I couldn't help much, but when a rough siding is blistered that bad there is so much that can be done and it sounds as if they did it and putting an extra coat on the worste sides is showing good nature to satisfy.
 
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Old 03-20-01, 06:26 AM
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Thanks Chip. Wish we knew before how it was going to look - probably would have vinyl-sided and not wasted the money. Appreciate your feedback.
 
 

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