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Old 04-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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I have a house that needs paint - the siding is wood and currently white. The paint on it is chalky and flaking almost everywhere. I planned on taking a grinder/paint remover to remove the loose stuff but I don't plan on entirely stripping it if I don't have to. Question is, do I need to primer before painting and if should it be an oil primer? Some of the nail heads are rusting thru the existing paint

I really just want the house to look nice from the curb. I will probably put vinyl on it after a few years of renting it out...

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Zinzeer 123 will prime it just fine.
Any bare wood always gets primed.

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Oil is always a better choice for primer on bare wood.
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I have a house that needs paint - the siding is wood and currently white. The paint on it is chalky and flaking almost everywhere. I planned on taking a grinder/paint remover to remove the loose stuff but I don't plan on entirely stripping it if I don't have to. Question is, do I need to primer before painting and if should it be an oil primer? Some of the nail heads are rusting thru the existing paint

I really just want the house to look nice from the curb. I will probably put vinyl on it after a few years of renting it out...

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Have you checked for lead?

http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm
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