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HandyAndyInMtAiry
Where to start with repainting exterior peeling paint?
HandyAndyInMtAiry

Mel,

The site thinks that you are a spammer from the username being used. This is all that I can think of to get an answer to your question.

Mel,

If you want the outcome to look really great, you start off by washing the ceiling. Not a pressure wash, just a good wash with water. That will also help in removing some of the loose paint. Then you can either scrape or sand the entire ceiling. I would sand it. After is it sanded, fill in any of the large gaps and cracks with a good quality wood putty. You can now either hose it off once again, or wipe it down with a damp cloth. Let it dry really well. Then apply a high quality oil based primer, maybe even a couple coats, and then a couple coats of high quality oil based paint. I would go with a pale, sky blue. This is an old wives tale about painting the porch ceiling sky blue. Some say it will keep the bugs away, some say it keeps the spitits away.

If you follow those steps, you will probably not have to ever paint it again. Take your time in the prep work. The painting will be the quickest step.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

Mel
Re: Where to start with repainting exterior peeling paint?
Mel

Thank you so much, Andrew! As far as primers go... I’ve read good things about KILZ. Do you have a different recommendation or would I be safe to use that?

 

HandyAndyInMtAiry
Re: Where to start with repainting exterior peeling paint?
HandyAndyInMtAiry

Mel,

I've used Kilz, but there is no need for that type. It is a good quality primer. I would stick with the primer and paint from the same company. I purchase all of my painting equipment and material from Sherwin Williams. They can carry everything I have ever needed. And more importantly, the paint is new and fresh. Unlike the box stores that carry lower quality, old paint and primer. That is how they can offer a low price, because of low quality.

Andrew

Handy Andy In Mt Airy NC

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