Wood Dr

Poor paint finish on panel

Q. Once in a great while, we see a white paint turn dingy in small regions on a panel. Oftentimes this dinginess shows up a month or two after painting. What is this?

End cracks in rough lumber

When we receive rough lumber, there are end cracks, end checks and checking in the rough state. Further processing, drying, rough planning and gang ripping will expose more of these characteristics. Help please.

Grain pattern showing through painted doors

Q. We have a problem with painted pieces of solid wood in cabinets that we send out. They are smooth when we ship them, but a month or so after they are installed in a house, the grain pattern of the wood shows through the painted finish.