Preperation for painting the outside of my house.
My house is a craftsman style house complete with all the rafter tails and roof overhangs.
Every scrap of wood on the house is painted in this awful Pepto Bismol pink color.
There is lots of chipping and places where the paint is completly off.
My questions is, do I have to completely remove all traces of the old paint before I start putting a new color on?
Or, can I just scrape off the obvious bad parts and paint over the rest?
If I just scrape the bad parts and paint over, will it look obvious or will the new paint hide that?
Lastly, can I get tinted primer? And, how long after I prime do I have to start painting? (I have 37 windows to repair and prime and that might take a while to finish.)
Here is a link that might be useful: My Old Home