I am in the early stages of prepping my 1946 home for repainting. It appears the siding is not wood but some junky composite material (fiberboard of some kind). The paint I am removing is no more than 2 years old and peeling badly, likely because of poor prepping and no primer. The original paint - probably lead-based, not positive, is underneath in most places.
My questions/dilemmas are: 1) Although I don't have plans to have kids, I'm concerned about the neurotoxic properties of lead paint. I can research this more myself, but do I really need to go beyond the face protection, ground clothes, etc? 2) The latex outer layer was simply applied over peeling spots, creating an pesky layer line that we're attempting to sand down or apply stripper to. My thought is to strip as much as possible, sand, apply some bondo, sand again. Any other ideas? 3) The siding material seems shoddy and I worry about powerwashing. How necessary is powerwashing vs. hosewashing after prep is done?
Thanks for any info. Yesterday I was tempted to say forget it an slap vinyl on it, but that wouldn't necessarily be any easier!