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Old 07-29-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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I'm prepping my house and am looking for advice on a good quality paint but one that will not break my bank. I think SW duration is too expensive for me. I have block and wood gables. I used Glidden 15 years ago and it help up pretty well. Can you give me some suggestions? SW superpaint, A100, Glidden, Valspar Duramax??? Am I better off with a satin or semi-gloss?

Also, since my house is already painted do I still need to prime or just put a conditioner on the block? Last time I rolled a conditioner on.

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Super paint and proper prep.
No need for a primer unless there's bare wood showing.
Not willing to pressure wash and or clean than any paints going to fail.
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Wash your house, not necessarily pressure wash it. A pump up sprayer of a 50/50 mixture of bleach and water and rinse with a hose will be fine.No need to prime unless you have bare wood or block showing where you scraped. Super Paint would be a good choice.Not sure what you mean by a "conditioner" for the block.As long as it's clean the paint is all you need.
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I think they're referring to a masonry conditioner such as Seal Krete or Loxon. That's likely what I would use on the block. Primer on the wood if there's any raw spots.
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Thanks for the comments. How about Porter Paint Acri-Shield? Is this equivalent to Superpaint? I don't have a $300k house and am just looking for a decent paint that will last 15 years or so.
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Porter Paints Acri-shield has a very good track record for us. We have used it for many years and it is a top performer.
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If you get 15 years out of ANY paint, you are ahead of the norm
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Yes the Porter is good paint. Funny though where I am it's more than the super paint.
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Wash your house, not necessarily pressure wash it. A pump up sprayer of a 50/50 mixture of bleach and water and rinse with a hose will be fine.
FYI, that is bleaching, not "washing". It kills organisms and will appear to whiten the house, but that isn't the same as removing grime. That requires detergent, and in any case something to act as a surfactant helps even if you are applying bleach.

A pump sprayer is difficult if not dangerous to use over an entire 2-story house. That's why pressure washers are used - not to apply high pressure water to the surface, but to get the cleaner high up without ladders.
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ok, so two questions. First, if I'm choosing between the acri-shield and power paint is it basically even? Can't go wrong with either, I live in Florida.

Second, as for the prep. Should I use a bleach and water option and also a separate washing with detergent?

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The bleach, detergent and water can all be combined. Do you have a 1 story house or 2? It will take you much longer with a pump sprayer than a pressure washer. Spray from the bottom up and rinse from the top down. Don't let the solution dry on your house before rinsing. This will be difficult because of how slow you'll be going with a pump sprayer, and how thin it will apply the solution. Let it dwell for several minutes before rinsing, but again without letting it dry. You might have to continue to apply to small sections at a time to accomplish that. You might want to pay the $150 or so to have it done.
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I have a 1 story house but with gables I have a friend who has a pressure washer so i will probably borrow it.
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In that case you need to use the detergent tip (usually black tip). After that, you either need to draw the solution through the pressure washer pump (usually not good for the pump), or you need a valve downstream of the pump that can draw the solution at full pressure. Otherwise you need an X-Jet. Otherwise, as I said, you can hire someone to do it for $150 or less usually :-)
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I've done many 2 story houses with a sprayer in a half day or less."Bleaching" works fine for me.

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