Painting exterior of 70s house
I know I'm not supposed to post on multiple forums, but hopefully, you guys can forgive me. I posted this message on the paint forum, but I'm thinking this may have way more to do with repairing the existing trim than painting it.
My husband and I will be buying a contemporary 1970's house soon and it needs a lot of love.
It needs gutters, but I'd like to get the exterior painted first. I should also mention a good portion of the exterior is a stone facade (hopefully this will make my job easier!).
I want to be sure I'm prepping correctly, choosing the right paints, and maintaining the exterior properly. So here are my questions!
- I'll be replacing some rotted fascia boards, what are the best steps to take with this? Paint before installing? Installing then painting? Is there any specific primer or sealer I should use before painting?
- I'll be painting over existing painted fascia. Is just a light sanding and caulking needed as prep? Is there a way to clean the fascia without taking it down? What is the best brand/type/finish of paint to use?
- I'll be painting existing bead board. I think it's called bead board. It looks like that, anyway. Do I need to sand/caulk/clean?
- For maintenance, do I just need to repaint every 5 years or so?
I've been told that I will need to power wash, dry, scrape any loose,peeling paint,sand,clean dust,oil prime then apply finish coats. Is all of this necessary?
Thanks for any and all help!