Exterior Prep and Painting

Bob discusses painting the exterior of the Victorian project house, which needed prep work before painting.

Clip Summary

Bob talks with Al Roberta, who is painting the Victorian project house. The house needed a lot of prep work before painting could begin. Al is using an oil-based primer from Sherwin Williams that will both seal the house, giving it a nice hard shell, and also act as a stain-blocking agent (the new cedar shingles have a tendency to bleed).

Al is applying the primer with either a small 3-inch roller or with a cutting brush. The finish coat is a latex topcoat. It's a Sherwin Williams Duration product that goes on twice as thick as conventional paint. The topcoat is rolled and back-brushed and, weather-permitting, the job should take three weeks.