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Repair the Building Before You Repair the Paint

A D+D Online Feature published February 26, 2013

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by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber

When the paint on the exterior of a building exhibits heavy fading, chalking, or peeling, the typical solution is to clean and overcoat, but painting alone may not achieve the desired result—and, in fact, may be destined to fail. ...
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Tagged categories: Chalking; Coating failure; Coating inspection; Commercial Construction; Exterior coatings; Fading; Humidity and moisture; Mortars; Paint defects; Peeling; Sealers

Comment from Catherine Brooks, (2/27/2013, 10:41 AM)

Thanks for sharing the background details for the creation of your template maintenance schedule. It should be a PRINT & USE for the maintenance staff of small, struggling companies.

Comment from Les Lieser, (2/27/2013, 3:44 PM)

Very good article.

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