Exterior Paint Prep

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Joined: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:15 pm

Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:07 pm

What do you guys use to clean the exterior of your place before painting, TSP?
Some of the paint is chalky.

My plan:
Replace rusted siding screws pull screw, (hit area with Scotch Brite pad, replace screw - thinking of using *8X1" SS to ensure a bite in the wood)
Spray TSP/Simple Green solution solution with a garden sprayer
Scrub with brush on an extension pole and spray/rinse with a cheap, Kracher 1800 PSI electric pressure washer I have (has a dispenser hose so I could add more solution)
Rinse with the water hose

I don't want to paint the place twice so I plan to use some type of paint with primer in it.

What do you think?


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Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:49 pm

Sounds about right to me, but you may want to check with the paint store when you buy your paint.

"If I can't fix it, I can screw it up so bad no one else can either."

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:31 pm

Thanks for the feedback. :)

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