Structure: Exterior Finishes

 

Exterior Paint

 

To avoid duplication of effort please refer to interior finishes for an in depth general discussion on general paint and coatings. As I develop more good data specific to exterior paint and coatings I will post it here.

Interior Finishes

Exterior paint
Paint jobs from hell

To-Do

  • Avoid having sprinklers spray water on the exterior walls of your home. This will cause blistering, peeling, splintering, and other damage to the home.
  • Expect fading of exterior paint or stain over time due to the effects of sun and weather.
  • When it is time to repaint the exterior of your home, begin by resetting popped nails and removing any blistered or peeling portions of paint with a wire brush or putty knife. Repair any missing or dried out caulking with latex material. Sand, spot with primer, and then paint the entire area. Use a quality exterior paint formulated for local climate conditions.
  • Hail and wind can cause a great deal of damage in a severe storm, so inspect the house after such weather. Promptly report damage caused by severe weather to your insurance company

More on Exterior Paint...

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