Real Estate Appraisal Forum logo
The Premiere Online Community for Real Estate Appraisers!
 Fastest Way to Find a Real Estate Appraiser Enter Zip Code:
Go Back   Appraisers Forum > Other Forums > Ask an Appraiser
Register Help Our Rules Calendar Archives Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 12-15-2010, 04:18 PM
Mattbchillin Mattbchillin is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
State: Massachusetts
Professional Status: General Public
Posts: 1
Default Peeling Paint Cold Weather

Im buying a house with a USDA loan and there was peeling paint on the soffits, windows and garage door and some trim. So apprasil didnt go through. We were told the peeling paint needed to be addressed. We took care of it but there were 3 spots that our painter couldnt reach to scrape off. This was 2 days ago with temps in the 30's and now that winter is here in Mass we are in the 20's during the day and single digits at night. So some of the paint came out not looking as great. We are suppose to close in a week.

Will USDA make an escrow for the little patches we need to do but cant because its in the 20's. House is 1968 and i understand the lead paint issues but is there any provisions because of weather. Something anything i can do? We need to be out of our house in a week, with 2 little kids and a bucnh of animals.

Any help
Sponsored Links

Old 12-15-2010, 04:36 PM
zdfenton's Avatar
zdfenton zdfenton is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
State: Wisconsin
Professional Status: Certified General Appraiser
Posts: 373

That's a question for a lender, not an appraiser. Escrow decisions are made by the lender.
Old 12-15-2010, 04:40 PM
residentialguy's Avatar
residentialguy residentialguy is offline
Join Date: Mar 2009
State: Minnesota
Professional Status: Certified Residential Appraiser
Posts: 15,176

If the spots are high up and not very noticeable, the appraiser may not catch it or he may not call for it, even if he does. Will USDA work escrow it? I don't's a safety issue, albeit not what I would consider a big one. I would have a painter on stand by to do a quick patch just in case.

Good luck!
We must reject the idea that we are not trustworthy. We work by a code of ethics, AMCs do not.
Old 12-18-2010, 08:26 PM
prasercat's Avatar
prasercat prasercat is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
State: Colorado
Professional Status: Certified Residential Appraiser
Posts: 1,406

There are epoxy paints that can be appied down to 25 degrees; however, I believe they are only for steel and concrete.

The only other solution would be to take the trim off, bring it indoors for, scraping, painting and curing, followed by replacement. Taking precautions for lead paint exposure.
Sponsored Links

Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Copyright © 2000-,, All Rights Reserved
     Terms of Use  Privacy Policy is proudly hosted by the folks at

Fastest Way to Find a Real Estate Appraiser Enter Zip Code:
Partner Sites: - National Appraiser Directory - Domain Name Registration - Deadbeat - Web Hosting for the Professional Real Estate Appraiser
Find FHA Appraisers - FHA Appraiser Search Commercial Appraisers - Commercial Appraiser Search
Relocation Appraisal - Find Relocation Appraisers Domain Reseller - Business Opportunity
Home Security Buzz - Home Security Info Radon Testing - Radon Gas Info
My Medicare Forum - Medicare Info Stop Smoking Help - Help Quitting Smoking - Great Cordless Phones - Android Tablet Computers

Follow          Find us on Facebook            Follow us on Twitter

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

SiteMap: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93