Delaying exterior paint for the winter
I was planning on having my house exterior painted, but due to rain and painter delays, I may not be able to get it done before the winter rains start. I need some advice on how to best prepare a couple of areas of the house for winter. First of all, I'm in Calif, so I just have to deal with rain - no snow. Most of the house is still in decent shape, so I won't have to do anything.
1) I re-sided one part of the house with pre-primed cedar siding (approx 300 sq ft). Can I leave this like it is? Should I put a coat of oil-based primer on it? The painters would prime again in the spring when the house is painted. Should I prime and paint this section to get it through the winter knowing that htey would paint again?
2) There are some smaller sections with badly peeling paint where I can see bare wood. I'd like to scrape and prime these sections also? I probably won't be able to get it prepped as well as the painters will. Will the coat of primer mess them up when htey have to prep later?
Thanks for any advice.