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Preparing Exterior Surfaces

The following is the proper sequence for preparing a house for repainting.
  1. Correct problems that may be causing premature paint failure.

  2. Repair or replace any loose, missing, rotten or damaged siding or trim.

  3. Remove any peeling or loose paint. Hand scraping and power sanding are the usual ways to do this job, but sometimes you need to use power washing, chemicals, or heat.

  4. Treat any mildew with either a bleach solution or a house cleaner that contains a mildewcide.

  5. Prime bare wood or other surfaces that require primer.

  6. Patch nail holes and seal gaps and cracks with paintable caulks.

  7. Pressure wash the entire exterior to remove dust, dirt and grime.

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