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New Build Paint Finish Problems

So the biggest question we get asked about painted surfaces is …..why does it wash off ? And why do new builds only come in two colours white and magnolia

New build homes are painted with a special formulation of paint which is designed to allow the walls behind to breath

It’s water based and therefore will not withstand washing or wiping ….ideally your builder will have given you a can of touch up paint

The finish is not intended to last ..it’s a get you in finish applied until such time as the house has dried out and it’s ready to be painted with more hard wearing finishes

Ideally you would not decorate walls until the moisture content on the newly plastered walls drops below 8-9 percent when tested with a damp meter

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