Return to the Paint Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Is priming necessary for exterior?

Posted by mom270 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 16, 10 at 14:02

I got an estimate for an exterior paint job. I liked the guy but I'm not sure if what he is telling me is correct. Last time the painters sanded the whole house. He is telling me he would only sand in the few spots where there is peeling paint because the paint does not consist of multiple layers. He doesn't prime but does do two coats of paint. I thought priming was always necessary. Anyone know? Thanks.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Is priming necessary for exterior?

Forgot to say that he would prime the bare wood in the few places he sands.

RE: Is priming necessary for exterior?

The older coat of pain is the primer .. he only need to prime the places he sands to bare wood.

RE: Is priming necessary for exterior?

Thanks lazygardens. That's what he said but didn't know if it was true.

RE: Is priming necessary for exterior?

I suppose that sanding the entire house would only be necessary if you were not washing the house first. Sometimes for whatever reason power washing is not feasible. You just don't want to paint over dirt.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Paint Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here