water marks from sprinklers

emmaNovember 8, 2012

Both the east and west sides of my home are showing water marks from sprinklers not set right. It is especially noticeable when the sun is on it. I live in a home owner's association so they have to paint it. My question is: Is pre treating necessary before painting and if it is what is the procedure for pre treating it.

Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
graywings123

What material is being painted? Wood, vinyl, concrete?

Generally what happens is that loose dirt is wiped off and the paint goes on. What most needs to be done is to have the sprinklers adjusted.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 9:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
emma

Sorry I didn't get back sooner. I don't think Hard water spots could not be removed. Someone looked at it and he didn't think it was hard water from the sprinklers. It looks more milky than brown. It could possibly be the chemical man that sprays our lawns wasn't being careful when he pulled his hoses around. I suppose the pretreatment would be the same with either.

I don't know the name of the siding, I was told it is concrete or a concrete mixture of some kind and the paint is suppose to be good for 10 to 15 years. My home owners association has to paint it anyway, it looks bad and I don't believe if they paint only part of it that the colors will match after 7 years.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 5:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
emma

Sorry about the typo, it should have read "I don't think hard water spots could be removed"

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 5:22PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need help picking out a color for North facing room please!
Hi, I am looking for advice on what color to choose...
rebeccayliu
Is the burgundy / red accent wall dated?
Hi all! Would love your opinions on this ! My husband...
eesmerelda
Paint to contrast molding
Hello, We just moved into a five year old townhouse...
JoAnn Babish
What is the best interior latex paint?
I have used Ben Moore for the past 40 years as a superior...
pjj1955
Can I use exterior latex paint in the broom closet?
I want to paint a small broom closet with paint I have...
caroline94535
Sponsored Products
Sweet Brunette Princess Personalized Plate
$16.99 | zulily
Adagio RCS4540 Reflection Creek - Silver Mirror Wall Fountain
SerenityHealth
Furniture of America Avondale Fabric Sofa - Gray - IDF-3062-SF
Hayneedle
Big Joe Roma Bean Bag Chair - 657185
$64.99 | Hayneedle
Deluxe Ultimate 15 in. Combo Game - Black Screen - 825.15
$160.00 | Hayneedle
Paley Leather Chair - Brighton Volcano Brown
Joybird Furniture
Moooi | Raimond Suspension Light
YLighting
Single Panel Bronze Finish Screen with Decorative Scroll - S-1615
$199.95 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™