A good exterior painting job will extend the life of your siding and trim and increase the value of your house. Learn the best techniques for applying paint quickly and thoroughly.
A thorough washing is a must before painting any exterior surface.
Paint that has peeled, bubbled, or blistered has got to go.
With loose paint removed, it’s time to step back and assess what remains. If most of the paint still adheres well and it’s not too bumpy, the boundary between the paint and the bare wood can be smoothed with 50- or 80-grit sandpaper.
4. Patch and fill
After the sanding is done, it’s time to fill minor cracks and dents, repair any rot, and replace any pieces that are too far gone.