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I have read mixed reviews on what a good brand of exterior paint is? I am painting a house that is currently white and most likely will be painted white again, planning on power washing loose paint and debris. Then prime the bare spots and go over entire house with a coat of paint. Was thinking of using a primer/paint in one, what is a good brand to go with and should I paint 1 coat prime/paint in one or two coats regular paint and prime bare spots? The siding is wide wood clap boards. Thanks
 

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Yes I am a painter, only have done a few exterior jobs though and looking for some advice. You do not have to be a bastard, do not waste my time by replying. Thanks
 

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What type of wood?
Is the peeling between coats or down to bare wood?
Is the surface chalky?

1. Powerwash, use some sort of cleaner, be it a housewash or my TSP, bleach & water mix.

2. Scrape and sand peeling areas so theres no loose paint.

3. Depending on the paint you use, may or may not require a primer, but the product itself to be used as a primer.....before I make a reccomendation refer to my first 2 questions.

4. Paint ( whatever you choose ) I prefer Benjamin Moore, depending on the finish, either the Moorlife ( Flat ) or the Moorgard ( low lustre ) :party:
 

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Its not cedar, I am guessing typical hardwood like oak..there is some peeling but not everywhere. Going with a seperate primer and a Bejamin Moore exterior paint. What is a good solution to go with just to get layer of dirt off and remove the loose paint?
 

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Dan-O

You are a really funny person, go fall in a whole. I thought this was a place for discussion and reference not f-ing off.

Thanks for your words of wisdom you must do well with painting as a career.
 

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Its not cedar, I am guessing typical hardwood like oak..there is some peeling but not everywhere. Going with a seperate primer and a Bejamin Moore exterior paint. What is a good solution to go with just to get layer of dirt off and remove the loose paint?

OAK? :blink::w00t::eek:
 

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Wash, with 4oz TSP + 1qt bleach and 1 gal water mix. Scrape/sand loose peeling areas, prime with Zinnser Peel Stop on the bad areas ( not the whole house ) and then paint.:clap:
 

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We really must have pix
of oak siding! :clap:
 

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NAV,

Yes I am a painter, only have done a few exterior jobs though and looking for some advice. You do not have to be a bastard, do not waste my time by replying. Thanks

If you are a painter then you should ask the paint rep that you buy all of your interior paint from on what exterior paint he would spec for the job. Whenever I stray from my normal routine I call my SW store manager and tell him what is up and what would he recommend and stand behind. We are here to help each other out but we do not help out hacks or homeowners.
 

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You guys ever seen IPE wood? Mostly used for decking...and man...its sweet. Expensive, but no more than that composite crap the box stores are peddeling. It will last longer too, and look nicer. Plus its fire resistant, the wood is so incredibly dense that it doesent like to burn. One of my fav's, off topic....but thought I'd share :)
 
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