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how many layers can you put on exterior of house?

Posted by cottagecindy (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 21, 12 at 12:18

ok, the old (million years old) paint was stripped, lead and all... new primer and one coat went up. (dark green) I hate it. I don't even want to hang outside- small yard. so can I repaint it or do I have to strip off the new paint?
am I crazy???? thanks for your help.


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RE: how many layers can you put on exterior of house?

Hey, it happens. No need to strip off new paint. It's not a big deal if you're in the "its' just paint" camp.

I actually detest that lil tidbit of *color wisdom* - because it's not just paint. It's effort, time, money and not-just-a-stroll-in-the-park labor.

But in the right context "it's just paint" is not a completely stupid pov.

Like in your case.

The dark green really is just one coat. Don't look at it as a color misstep. Instead, it's an undercoat. One more layer in the process of wickedly proper prep that's all going to add up to a beautiful final finish that will last for years and years.


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RE: how many layers can you put on exterior of house?

thanks. I'm talking in the home decorating forum too. I think I am in a panic mode and the color isn't "that" bad. It is just so different from before and I have never ever been able to change or even choose a color.


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RE: how many layers can you put on exterior of house?

Yeah, saw that. I think it's gorgeous and perfectly suited to the style. No red door, tho. Just about any other color.

Lavender or yellow would be fun. A bright lime or even orange.


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RE: how many layers can you put on exterior of house?

If you just stripped it and are now applying the first coat/color there is no need to worry yourself. Properly done the house can hold more layers than you will put on in your tenure of ownership.


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