Any lead paint involved?
I would sand after scraping. It'll help feather it out . Prime everything, caulk, then apply your topcoats. If its lead then quadruple your bid.SOS said:Should I sand the surface after scrapping? Or just scrap, prime entire house, then apply 2 topcoats?
I used peel stop three years ago in Dallas. I went back a few months ago and it looked great. I also used it on another job in Virginia with no issues.MTN REMODEL LLC said:SOS... I think you might be a homeowner and perhaps the DIy network might be a better venue...
but, in response... You probably have not described the degree of historic restoration involved in this residence... if it was an actual historical designation issue, I would have thought that you would have been issued specs for the job.
Be forwarned, as a contractor that if you do have lead paint, you have certain designations and legally required procedures to follow....and some big time fines/issues involved if you don't comply.
Assuming lead is not involved.... your prep is a function of the quality demanded. Clearly at a minium, it needs to be thoroughly scrapped. Whether you sand/taper adhereing paint is a degree of quality issue.
I've used a product called something like Peel Stop, which is a high adhesive primer intended to seal down existing "good" paint not scrapped off.
Where I used it has just over one year of exposure so I'm not sure how good it is. Would love to know any one else's experience.
You say you have 4" something (clap/ship/TnG?) but you will get a much better job (quality) brushing... but I can't guess at your project to know whether that is warrented.
They may be exempt, but what about all the neighbors....I am a small general contractor, but most of my experience is interior painting. This year I have been getting calls for exterior work, and this will be the 3rd one this year. There is no specifications, its a small town historical society, although there are other bidders. They say they are exempt from the lead paint because no children are present. Ive never heard that before. This is Iowa.