Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-12-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 136
Rewards Points: 75
Default

When painting the exterior...


When you're painting the outside of the house, what do you do to prepare the surface? I noticed my house has a lot of dirt and dust on the wood parts. Its a brick house so the actual wood and siding is somewhat minimal, but what is there is kind of dirty.

So what is the standard procedure for painting the outside of a house? Do most people just take a powerwasher to it, and call it good? Or do you get in there and scrub with a brush and dish soap first? Something tells me you don't want to just paint over all that surface dust and dirt.

Bennylava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,518
Rewards Points: 4,152
Default

When painting the exterior...


Pressure wash and see how it looks.
It's useless trying to paint over the dirt.

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 11:35 AM   #3
Member
 
Jmayspaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,318
Rewards Points: 500
Default

When painting the exterior...


The first thing I do is apply a bleach/water solution to kill any mildew then pressure wash.
Scrubbing is only necessary in certain situations such as oxidized paint or very heavy mildew.
Jmayspaint is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jmayspaint For This Useful Post:
RiderS (04-01-2014)
Old 03-12-2014, 03:32 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 136
Rewards Points: 75
Default

When painting the exterior...


Thanks!
Bennylava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 04:05 PM   #5
Painting Contractor
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Northwestern Virginia
Posts: 80
Rewards Points: 77
Default

When painting the exterior...


If you have a lot of mildew, there is a product called Jomax that you can mix in your pump sprayer with your bleach water to activate it. It cleans like crazy. Just make sure you hose down your shrubs and plants before and after.
VAProPainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2014, 05:36 PM   #6
Member
 
Gymschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 3,000
Rewards Points: 2,236
Default

When painting the exterior...


Be careful when washing your trim on a brick house. Sometimes certain cleaners can stain/discolor the brick if not thoroughly rinsed off the wood AND the brick. Usually not a problem but sometimes it comes back to bite you.

Gymschu is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A/C on or off during exterior painting? Angelique Painting 16 10-14-2013 05:15 PM
what type of color should i use for painting the exterior of my house? TTpainting General DIY Discussions 2 10-07-2013 09:46 AM
Lots of advice needed - exterior painting. lazzlazz Painting 1 06-20-2011 08:56 PM
Painting Detached Garage Exterior bsmith95610 Painting 3 02-15-2011 07:52 PM
painting exterior door JP79ST Painting 18 05-18-2010 05:04 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.