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Louise

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Paint on the timber frame around my door peeling / flaking
« on: September 26, 2018, 02:37:55 pm »
Hello,

I moved in June 2017 and had a few snags done around the house, I almost felt guilty asking but I knew I should!!

I’ve been noticing that the paint work on the timber frame around my front door has completely peeled / flaked off and I don’t know what I shouldn’t do.

Is it too late, is it covered? I just don’t think it’s acceptable that it should be like that already

Thanks for any help


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Re: Paint on the timber frame around my door peeling / flaking
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 09:07:54 am »
It shouldn't be peeling in a little over a year.

But if a bit of peeling paint to an external door frame is all you have probably better if you just buy some Dulux Weathershield gloss and rub it down and apply 2 coats yourself. At least then it should last 5-10 years!

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Re: Paint on the timber frame around my door peeling / flaking
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 11:31:50 am »
Hi thanks for replying!

I understand the maintenance is down to me but surely this is no different to sunken flags, the mortar issue etc?

I am not the most confident and would be nervous ‘fighting’ them on this but if the paint work is flaking completely off already then was it not done right?

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Re: Paint on the timber frame around my door peeling / flaking
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 06:06:48 am »
It's a new home so in all probability "not done right"
I expect the frame was very wet when it was painted. Could also be the wrong paint, no primer etc.

Ver indicative that you have a poor quality new home, who is the housebuilder?
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Re: Paint on the timber frame around my door peeling / flaking
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 10:50:30 am »
It's Roland Homes. I live in a semi and my neighbours door (right next to mine) is ok it's just one side of my timber frame that has completely flaked off (the other side is fine)

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Re: Paint on the timber frame around my door peeling / flaking
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 07:04:05 am »
Probably one side is more exposed to the rain and in the sun more.
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