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Old 12-20-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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What is the best method to paint over exterior brick paint. My exterior brick has been painted and it needs repainting. Do I just power wash and paint away? Is there specific paint that should be used.

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If the existing paint is still holding ok, you should be able to power wash and repaint. Chances are the power washing is going to knock a few spots off, so be prepared to spot prime a little. If the old paint is chalking, it is best to reprime before painting or the new paint will not adhere very well. Best advice is to go to a real paint store, like Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams, and follow their advice. Stay away from Home Depot and Lowes paint dept.

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like Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams, and follow their advice. Stay away from Home Depot and Lowes paint dept.

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behr might make it a year with out flaking off on the exterior, great advise to use the same paint professionals use.
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If the existing paint is still holding ok, you should be able to power wash and repaint. Chances are the power washing is going to knock a few spots off, so be prepared to spot prime a little. If the old paint is chalking, it is best to reprime before painting or the new paint will not adhere very well. Best advice is to go to a real paint store, like Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams, and follow their advice. Stay away from Home Depot and Lowes paint dept.
I agree, stay away from home depot and lowes. There employees are not properly trained. I am a professional painting contractor in NY. Power wash the surface, clean with tsp, scrape any loose paint, let surface dry, prime with a masonry primer that's 100% acrylic, and apply two top coats of a paint that's 100% acrylic. I would prime with a100 from sherwin williams and top coat with super paint from sherwin williams,we use both products on a regular basis and have never had a problem, they can also both be used on masonry and we do use them on masonry.

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clean with tsp

You clean the WHOLE house with TSP??
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clean with tsp

You clean the WHOLE house with TSP??
Liquid concentrated tsp. The liquid concentrated tsp is mixed with Water in a pump sprayer and sprayed onto the substrate and rinsed off with a pressure washer
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Liquid concentrated tsp. The liquid concentrated tsp is mixed with Water in a pump sprayer and sprayed onto the substrate and rinsed off with a pressure washer
Never heard of that but will look into it.thanks.
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Never heard of that but will look into it.thanks.
Welcome, we use it often in that form. Its in a 16oz bottle and that one bottle will make a couple of gallons after its mixed with water, then we spray it on, brush it if needed, then power wash it off.
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Never heard of that but will look into it.thanks.

If you have a low GPM home depot type of pw you probably will not get allo the TSP off and it will etch your windows. Beware...

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