04:07AM | 08/13/04
Member Since: 05/12/04
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I have a ceder shake house with trim on the corners, eaves, soffits, windows etc.

it is flaking and down to bare wood in some places. I was told to power wash, scrape and then sand before painting. Is this a good Idea? I have a 2000psi pw reserved for this weekend. btw i did try to scrape and it was hell.


04:59AM | 08/14/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes the power washer would be good way to clean dirt and mildew and to remove some of peeling paint. You just have to be careful not to damage the wood with the washer. You will need to do some scraping and sanding after you wash but it will be much less and easier. Be sure to let the wood dry out at least 3 good dry days before you start painting.



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