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Old 10-14-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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I can't paint my whole exterior before winter, and I have some exposed wood

I am in the process of removing all the old paint from the exterior of my house so I will be able to prime the bare wood and paint it. Unfortunately, there is no way I will get my entire house done before winter and there are lots of little areas where the paint has flaked off by itself, leaving the wood exposed. Most of these little areas are less than a couple square inches, and they are scattered around the exterior.

I would have to cover my whole house with plastic to protect them all, which isn't possible. I

t would also take a long time to prime and paint all he spots, and I will probably end up having to remove everything I do next spring to get down to bare wood again. Though it is the least of my worries, the new color is totally different than the old one, so my neighbors will be looking at a whole lot of ugly through the winter if I paint these spot.

The wood is in good shape for being 100 years old, and I am not sure the best way to protect it until I paint it.



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Old 10-15-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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The wood will be fine for one winter. I am sure all those spots didn't pop up last summer so odds are a lot of them went through last winter.


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