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Old 04-13-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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You guys have helped me with interior painting, thanks! Now, I need to start thinking about the exterior. Clapboard house in Maine. Lots of peeling paint. I have read a lot about prep, proper temps, moisture, etc. Now, I need to decide what brand of paint to buy. I live in a small town, where there is a Lowes/Home Depot. But I went to a Sherwin Williams store yesterday, and am leaning that way. Is the extra money worth it? (I don't mind spending it if it means a better, longer lasting paint job)
The one at Lowes I was considering was Valspar. I am heading out to a store that sells Benjaman Moore today also. HELP! I totally froze yesterday with all the choices! Also, is Zinsser BullsEye a good primer? Or should I go with the same brand primer as the paint I buy?? Thank you!

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I'm not sure about which paint is best... but I do know that the most important thing is how thoroughly you prep and clean your surfaces. I had these guys do my house a while back and they taught me all about the importance of prepping.


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Zinsser BullsEye is about the best "LATEX" primer you can get but nothing will outlast oil primer for an exterior. You only need to spot prime the bare wood.
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Thanks Matthew....can I use an oil based primer under latex paint?
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