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Old 05-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to prep a area to paint it, I can tell that when I blast it with a pressure washer or scrape it I am going to have areas where there is bare wood, does that mean I should be primming the whole area I am painting? I went to Sherwin williams and got oil based primmer and latex paint for a area I have already done but on that area I had the wood just about bare.
I have seen the term (spot primming) is that something I would want to do or is that kind of cutting cornners, I am planning on being in this house for many years to come so I dont want to do any thing that is going to cut life or quality off my paint job.
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All areas to be painted should be primed.

Power washing is a risky way to prep.

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All areas to be painted should be primed.

Power washing is a risky way to prep.
Thanks for the answer on the primming, so, I should just scrape and sand?
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I would power wash, just enough to remove the loose paint and dirt.
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I would power wash, just enough to remove the loose paint and dirt.

and then scrape, sand , prime and paint
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All areas to be painted should be primed.

Power washing is a risky way to prep.
For the sake of clarifying my statement. If you are getting down to bare wood with your pressure washer take great care not to gouge your wood.

Also, make sure your bare wood is entirely dry before you start trying to prime.

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For the sake of clarifying my statement. If you are getting down to bare wood with your pressure washer take great care not to gouge your wood.

Also, make sure your bare wood is entirely dry before you start trying to prime.

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Everyone has already summed it up, but don't forget to caulk after priming where any trim meets siding, sofit, fascia, etc as needed.

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