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Upgrading the exterior of my house

Posted by betsyhac (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 9, 11 at 12:53

I have a small bungalow with wood exterior and aluminum storms. My goal is to get rid of all the white and silver. I'd like to have new storms/screens installed, in a color and with pet screen. The company that I would like to have do the work offers Provia. I believe it would make sense to have the house painted after the new storms/screens are installed, right? What instructions should I give the painters, as I know nothing, as far as prep. Cost is not an issue; I just want things done correctly so that they last. What about gutters? Are they paintable or would they have to be replaced? I'm still struggling with finding a good painter. I could have several out to give me estimates and info on what they would do, but I'm not sure how to determine their worth by asking the right questions. I'm in Wisconsin.

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RE: Upgrading the exterior of my house

I posed a similar question about a year ago, asking the pro painters here how they would paint their own houses. Here is a link to that to get you started.

In my (not expert) opinion, you would want to remove the old storms, then paint, then put on the new storm windows.

Here is a link that might be useful: Experts recommend

RE: Upgrading the exterior of my house

An overdue thank you Graywings. Exactly what I needed.

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