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Situation:

New Construction home recently had the hardwood floors finished , stained & poly.


We painted 1 coat on the entire house then the hardwood floors were finished. These guys are very sloppy guys and have wood stain all over the walls ( bottom portion ) Along with dents & scratches.

Floors are finished and we are ready to paint the 2nd coat. I know with the colors in the house, it will not cover the stain. I am using Promar 200 in egg shell.

Question: What product can i use to remove the stain on the walls without having to prime & paint the affected area? If i had to do it this way, its going to be a B&itch . So many areas have stain.
 

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Question: What product can i use to remove the stain on the walls without having to prime & paint the affected area? If i had to do it this way, its going to be a B&itch . So many areas have stain.
I usually just prime over with Bin or Coverstain. I never even thought of trying to remove it, it's probably not coming off completely. If there are that many spots, I hope you will backcharge for all the fixing you have to do. I can't stand situations like this and I would not move forward without a signed change order.

...man, I don't miss new construction at all :no:
 

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I usually just prime over with Bin or Coverstain. I never even thought of trying to remove it, it's probably not coming off completely. If there are that many spots, I hope you will backcharge for all the fixing you have to do. I can't stand situations like this and I would not move forward without a signed change order.

...man, I don't miss new construction at all :no:
prime and touch up paint or prime alone? well i guess its kinda dependent on the paint and color...
 

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Touching up with paint is fine as long as you do each wall at a time.

So- prime spots, cut in wall, spot paint, roll wall. Whatever you do, work fast if you are spot painting. Do one wall and don't leave until it's done, or you'll have serious flashing going on.

...actually, now that I think of it, I use Bin in the areosol can quite often...if you can cover the floors and surrounding areas, spraying with the can is super quick, but you'll have to make sure the place is ventilated and covered real well
 

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I have removed smaller amounts of stain on the walls with a Mr Clean magic eraser. Now if the area is larger i agree with Rich, prime and paint.
 

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Question: What product can i use to remove the stain on the walls without having to prime & paint the affected area?
Nuttin'
Not of they were slobs
Prime and paint

That's why the painter should be the last one in

If I was the sub and the GC made me go in before the floor guys, he'd have to pay me to do the trim again
 
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