Paint - exterior

Performance Standard: HBR articles 10-6, 10-8   Click icon to view book    SOP REDACTED

Exterior staining/painting has checked, peeled or cracked – exterior surfaces are subject to checking, cracking and peeling due to the elements.

CORRECTIVE MEASURE: Defects noted on the final walk through will be corrected.

Builder will re-stain/re-paint areas only if stain or paint is defective only during the warranty period. Color will be matched as closely as possible.

Warranty period:1 year


Paint selection information was provided in your Final Walk Through folder.

Plan on refinishing the exterior painted and stained surfaces of your home approximately every two to three years or as often as your paint manufacturer suggests. Climate conditions control the chemical structure of the paint used on the exterior. Over time, this finish will fade and dull a bit. Depending on the exposure to weather of each surface, the paint and stain on some parts of your home may begin to show signs of deterioration sooner than others.

Homeowner Operation and Maintenance

Cedar Acid Bleed Through – Cedar is subject to cedar acid stains.  Cedar is a natural wood product which contains naturally occurring chemical extractives.  Cedar derives its durability and weather resistant characteristics from these chemicals. However, these chemicals can dissolve quite easily in water, sometimes leaving stains on the surface your cedar siding.  Your paint store can provide product information and prepping instructions prior to repainting.

Inspect – Regular maintenance and attention will preserve the beauty and value of your home. Check the painted and stained surfaces of your home’s exterior annually. Repaint before much chipping or wearing away of the original finish occurs; this will save the cost of extensive surface preparation.

Repaint – When you repaint the exterior of your home, begin by resetting any popped nails and removing blistered or peeling portions of paint with a wire brush or putty knife. Sand, spot with primer, and then paint the entire area. Use a quality exterior paint formulated for local climate conditions.  Check for cracked caulking and remove or replace as necessary.

Water spray – Avoid having sprinklers spray water on the exterior walls of your home. This may cause blistering, peeling, splintering, and other damage to the home.

BUILDER Limited Warranty Guidelines

During your final walk through we will confirm that all painted or stained surfaces are in acceptable condition. BUILDER will touch up paint as indicated on the final walk through list. You are responsible for all subsequent touch-up unless it is determined that the paint or stain has failed.

Fading – Expect fading of exterior paint or stain caused by the effects of sun and weather. BUILDER’s limited warranty excludes this occurrence.

Cracking – As it ages, exterior wood trim may develop minor cracks and raised grain. Raised grain permits moisture to get under the paint and can result in peeling. This is not a defect in materials or workmanship. Paint maintenance of wood trim is your responsibility.

Wood Grain – Because of wood characteristics, color variations will result when stain is applied to wood. This is natural and requires no repair. Today’s water-base paints often make wood grain visible on painted trim. BUILDER does not provide corrections for this condition.


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