Painting question for siding

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Old 04-30-07, 12:43 AM
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Painting question for siding

My house is in need of repainting.The old latex paint is about 15 years old.It has some areas that are chalking very bad and a few places where the old paint is checkering and peels off easily.I know I need to scrub off the chalking, but what should I use (what kind of detergent? Bleach?). The peeling I know must be scraped off. Should the surfaces be sanded before repainting to help the new paint adhere? This house is sided with 12 " sheeting ( masonite type ). Thanks for any advice . Tom
 
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Old 04-30-07, 04:53 AM
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Use a bleach/water solution if you have mildew otherwise a simple detergent will be fine. You need to use care when washing masonite. It is highly susceptible to water damage.

Masonite doesn't scrape well so you may be better off sanding the peeling areas. Anywhere the masonite has been exposed should be coated with an oil base primer. If you are unable to remove all the chalk, add emulsa bond to your first coat of latex paint.
 
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Old 05-01-07, 08:49 PM
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Thanks Sounds like very good advice.
 
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