Exterior Painting, hire out or DIY (also anyone heard of Mad Dog?
I live in an old home (1902). We moved in last year and the exterior paint needs some work, nothing terrible but moderate cracking and peeling. Would like to do two of the four sides this year and two next. The house is fairly tall two stories, Victorian style. One side is 32 feet long, and the other 22 feet long.
We were quoted several prices, but the best with good background experience from the guy was a price of $2600 for the sides and trim. What do you think, good price or should I DIY? We are in Chicago suburbs
Also the guy advises using a product called Mad Dog for a house with layers of old paint. He says it helps create a layer that moves with weather. It adds $2k to the cost but is supposed to last twice as long.
What do you all think? I appreciate any feedback.