Because of changes in the formula for paint (such as the elimination of lead to make paints safer), painted surfaces must be washed gently using mild soap and as little water as possible. Avoid abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or scrub brushes. Flat paints show washing marks more easily than gloss paints do. Often better results come from touching up rather than washing the paint.
Your Colour Chart is your record of the paint and stain colour names, numbers, and brands in your home.
For minor interior stain touch-ups, a furniture-polish-and-stain treatment is inexpensive, easy to use, and will blend in with the wood grain. Follow directions on the bottle.
When doing paint touch-ups, use a small brush, applying paint only to the damaged spot. Touch-up may not match the surrounding area exactly, even if the same paint mix is used. When it is time to repaint a room, prepare the wall surfaces first by cleaning with a mild soap and water mixture or a reliable cleaning product.
We provide samples of each paint used on your home. Store these with the lids tightly in place and in a location where they are not subjected to extreme temperatures.
We suggest that you wait until after the first heating season to repair drywall cracks or other separations due to shrinkage.
See also Drywall.
The Remington Group Limited Warranty Guidelines
During your pre-delivery inspection we will confirm that all painted or stained surfaces are in acceptable condition. The Remington Group will touch up paint as indicated on the pre-delivery inspection list. You are responsible for all subsequent touch-up, except painting we perform as part of another warranty repair.
Paint touch-up is visible under certain lighting conditions.
Because of wood characteristics, colour 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. The Remington Group does not provide corrections for this condition.