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Hi!

I have hired a professional painter to paint our house & am hoping to get some advice from professional painters. To be clear, I did not hire this painter myself. I hired a contractor to do some soffit & facia work, and the contractor I hired has subcontracted out the painting.

We've decided to paint the entire house, aluminum siding & wood trim. The painter is telling me that they routinely paint everything attached to the house, electrical panel, galvanized conduit, plastic cable boxes, plastic dryer vent, etc. I'm concerned about paint peeling off of these type of surfaces in the near future. I'm sure it would look great when he's done, but will it still look great 2-5 years from now?

Is my painter correct in telling me that this is routine, and should be done, will not be a problem because he is using Sherwin Williams SuperPaint. Or is he just being lazy not wanting to mask all this stuff off?

I'd love to have all this stuff painted the same color as the house, but not if I'm going to have peeling paint in a few years. I'd rather live with the galvanized metal, white plastic, etc. To me it looks fine as is.
 

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I would say that MOST painters apply paint to all the surfaces on a home. It just looks better IMO. Wires, pipes, etc. will all be blended into the color of your house making them virtually invisible. Having said all of that, keep in mind that galvanized metal and some plastics require special primers for the paint to stick properly. If those steps are taken, you won't have any premature paint failures on those surfaces.
 
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