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jtoms

07:43AM | 08/15/02
Member Since: 08/14/02
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I need to paint the house exterior that has t1-11 siding (4x8 sheets). Is pressure washing carefully the best way to clean it prior to scraping the random peeling areas? Can a resonably competent handyperson have success by spraying or should I stick to tried and true roller and brush application?

deborah_diy

02:49PM | 08/15/02
Member Since: 08/10/02
6 lifetime posts
j, i am by no means an expert in this area..however i do watch alot of the home shows and learn alot from them. There was a segment on about a year ago that addressed this. The information I took away from that show was to avoid pressure washing because the wood gets too wet & by the time it has dried out the surface is gritty again. After taking down the old paint, hand wash with TSP and an ocean sponge. You may want to put a coat of linseed on prior to paint. This will put life back in to the wood and give the paint something to grab on to. Cannot comment on using a sprayer. Good luck
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