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Best way to prep 1 ext. wall only for testing new paint colors

Posted by phelansmom (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 23, 12 at 14:34

Our 1907 Folk Victorian is scheduled to be professionally painted in June. In the meantime I would like to take advantage of the nice weather and try out the colors (6 total in BM Moreglo) on a large area to make sure the colors are cohesive BEFORE June.

The siding all over the house is fir clapboard and the area I would like to try the samples on is in pretty good shape. Since the house tested positive for lead (the paint contractor painting the house is certified for the lead prep) I was thinking about just washing the area with TSP then painting..skipping the sanding portion.

Am I creating more work for the painters in June..or is this enough prep just to sample in the meantime? OMG $90.00 for 6 quarts of paint so I don't want to be frivoulous!


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RE: Best way to prep 1 ext. wall only for testing new paint colo

Dirtex would even be fine or just plain water and a scrub brush. All you want to do is remove the surface dirt that has collected there so that the paint will stick to the siding without the dirt being in the way. You only want to use TSP is you plan on rinsing the areas you cleaned very well.


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