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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.


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RE: Is priming necessary for exterior?

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


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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.


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RE: Is priming necessary for exterior?

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


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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.


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