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Old 07-03-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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I'm having having an addition put on my house and it will be vinyl sided. My original structure is painted and will be vinyled in about 1 to 2 years. I'd like to paint this part of the house and last time did it with Sherwin Williams Super Paint - Latex (and latax primer from SW). The reason for painting is just to spruce-up the exterior and buy me some time until I can have it sided.

What should I do? I don't really want to spend the $$$'s on SW Super Paint or another higher end brand and that brings me to my question.

Should I go premium on the or can you recommend a suitable paint for this short duration? I don't know that I want to go Walmart/Gliddon paint or Lowes Valspar, but is this one situation that may have some merit in doing so?

Great forum - thanks in advance for your advice.

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Hey Bill, welcome. With due respect, I question your premise, not your paint choice. As a pro painter, my first question to a customer would be why would you want to pay me to paint something that will be covered over in one to two years. It seems an unnecessary expense. I would suggest that you have the existing area washed, which in itself will make a big difference. And then just do some spot touch-up/repainting with the same product you used the first time. This will save some bucks, invest them in a new front door or such.

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Hey Bill, welcome. With due respect, I question your premise, not your paint choice. As a pro painter, my first question to a customer would be why would you want to pay me to paint something that will be covered over in one to two years. It seems an unnecessary expense. I would suggest that you have the existing area washed, which in itself will make a big difference. And then just do some spot touch-up/repainting with the same product you used the first time. This will save some bucks, invest them in a new front door or such.
If you saw my house you'd agree it needs paint. The paint that is there is cracking and in some places, one wall in particular, is peeling. We are going to have a spanking new vinyl sided addition next to a dirty paint peeling/cracking structure. I'd just like to clean it up, get a coat of paint on there and come back with vinyl in a year or two. While waiting is an option, it will be ugly. I'd like to make the old part more "purty" while we gather the funds for the next round of major remodel.

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Would you be planning to paint personally, or hire it out? If you hire out, it takes funds away from your savings. I would at least wash it first, douse it with some bleach/tsp solution, hit it with some pressure, and then see what you're dealing with. You may find that half of what you thought needs new paint doesn't. Trust me. I understand how you feel and what you're aim is, but smart money is doing the least amount to achieve your short term goal. As to paint choice, your more premium paints will have better coverage, which is what you need. Labor is always your largest expense. What good is it to save 10-15 bucks and find it doubles your labor? Work smarter, not harder.
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Joe Sheridan is "Dead On" yet again. I will say that if you are insistent on saving some bucks on paint, Valspar has a decent paint for about $27 - $30 per gallon. I have used it on occasion for the last 7 or 8 years & it does a decent job........not a great job, but decent enough to get you by.
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Thanks Gymschu. I've never really worked with Valspar, but I'll have to try it out sometime. It gets a lot of good promotion on this forum. Until I moved to Cape May, I was never conveniently close to a Lowe's. I'm starting to prefer Lowe's over HD, which is now the further of the two.
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Would you be planning to paint personally, or hire it out? If you hire out, it takes funds away from your savings. I would at least wash it first, douse it with some bleach/tsp solution, hit it with some pressure, and then see what you're dealing with. You may find that half of what you thought needs new paint doesn't. Trust me. I understand how you feel and what you're aim is, but smart money is doing the least amount to achieve your short term goal. As to paint choice, your more premium paints will have better coverage, which is what you need. Labor is always your largest expense. What good is it to save 10-15 bucks and find it doubles your labor? Work smarter, not harder.
I am going to paint this job myself - AND my two teenage boys. It's going to be their first crack at a real paint job and hopefully a learning experience for them too. I talked to the contractor and he recommended Valspar, said he had good luck with it. The paint job will be white, so no mixing of colors for this one. If it doesn't turnout that the paint job is crap, at least it will be covered sooner than later.

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I'm having having an addition put on my house and it will be vinyl sided. My original structure is painted and will be vinyled in about 1 to 2 years. I'd like to paint this part of the house and last time did it with Sherwin Williams Super Paint - Latex (and latax primer from SW). The reason for painting is just to spruce-up the exterior and buy me some time until I can have it sided.

What should I do? I don't really want to spend the $$$'s on SW Super Paint or another higher end brand and that brings me to my question.

Should I go premium on the or can you recommend a suitable paint for this short duration? I don't know that I want to go Walmart/Gliddon paint or Lowes Valspar, but is this one situation that may have some merit in doing so?

Great forum - thanks in advance for your advice.

Bill
Bill- I was wondering how long ago you painted with the SW super paint? I'm asking because I just bought SW super paint to do my old house.
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I used the SW Super Paint about 7 to 8 years ago. One side of my house is peeling badly the rest of it is in Ok shape, but cracking some now.

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Valspar is definitly a good paint, just gotta get that paint guru who knows how to mix paint at your local Lowes.
You mentioned painting/cracking. Is this cracking just chipping of paint, or the wood itself. Its not a big job to replace some facial board, caulk and paint.

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I used the SW Super Paint about 7 to 8 years ago. One side of my house is peeling badly the rest of it is in Ok shape, but cracking some now.

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Thanks Bill- Thanks good to know. I hope my paint job will last 10 years or more. I'm using oil primer and hope that it will help the paint last alittle longer. These guys that give answers and advice here are great!

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I would plan on painting your home every 5 years or so. Paint will not last 10 years under weather. No paint is that good! Keep an eye out for wood rot and replace when needed, paint wirt a primer and then paint whatever color. Painting every 5 years or so, when needed will keep your wood protected and the house looking like new. My neughbor does nothing to his home, and its falling apart. Its sad because he doesnt care and it makes the niehboghood look bad.

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I would plan on painting your home every 5 years or so. Paint will not last 10 years under weather. No paint is that good! Keep an eye out for wood rot and replace when needed, paint wirt a primer and then paint whatever color. Painting every 5 years or so, when needed will keep your wood protected and the house looking like new. My neughbor does nothing to his home, and its falling apart. Its sad because he doesnt care and it makes the niehboghood look bad.

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I was being allittle optimistic with the "10 or more" (didn't really mean the "or more" that would be way to optimistic.). I know that my house has the "old house Syndrome" and hope for as many years as possible between paint jobs. I plan on staying on top of it and doing maintenance painting when ever the paint starts to peel or crack.
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Bill, glad you found this forum. As I said on the other forum I would thoroughly clean and then paint the surface with a quality paint before you cover it up with flimsy vinyl.

Personally I would not use Valspar exterior I would use quality paint from a paint store, Super Paint would be a fine choice it is a upper mid line.

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