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Exterior of House

Dear Forum members,
I have a short time to get a few areas of exterior of my wood trim and gutters on my brick house to pass an appraisal that the inspector for the lender for FHA Loan. He already has cost me $650 for first appraisal and now I have a list of things I need to pass it for another $150 to him when he comes for 2nd and hopefully last time. Please give me advice for the cheapest and fastest way on how to get these areas ready to paint. I also need some advice on painting these areas. I have a very limited funds and time to get this and other projects done around my House! Please this help this 57 year old man accomplish this task ASAP!

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Old 05-05-18, 10:29 AM
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Pretty hard for us to help you without knowing what help you need.
You need to prep and paint.... correct ?

Do you have a specific area that has a problem you need help with ?
Pictures are a helpful way for us to see what you have.
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Please give me advice for the cheapest and fastest way on how to get these areas ready to paint.
As noted above we need more info, what needs to be done to get it ready for paint, just scraping or is there wood that needs replacing .... or maybe repaired ??
 
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Old 05-05-18, 12:42 PM
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Please give me advice for the cheapest and fastest way on how to get these areas ready to paint.\\\


OMG so we are thinking alike, I hate to extrapolate that the seller is trying to skip buy, let see!
 
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We are trying to refinance our home through another Mortgage Co. and it will be a FHA Loan so they sent an appraiser that deals only with FHA loans.
 
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That still doesn't really let us know the scope of the work that needs to be done.
 
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Wood is good, I have a power washer but I'm heard that can tear up the wood. I have power tools but wonder what attachments would work without damaging the wood also. The paint has flaked on some of the wood. My gutters and gutter drains have bad flaking. He said that if I just repaint what he pointed out it would be good. I would like a good not to expensive paint but don't know where I can get at a reasonable price.
 
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daleweck House Pictures

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Thank You for showing me how to post the pictures. Can you see them?
 
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Old 05-06-18, 02:52 AM
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Yep, I see the pics
Basically it just needs cleaning/painting. When cleaning a house for paint I generally wet the siding and then using a pump up garden sprayer apply the cleaning solution [usually just bleach/water, maybe with TSP added] and then use a pressure washer to rinse. Trying to do it all with the PWer or using too much pressure is where folks get in trouble. While a PWer can be used as an aid in removing peeling paint it should never be the sole means of removing old paint! Care must also be used around windows, doors and vents so you don't force water where it doesn't belong. After you are done cleaning you need to see if any chalk remains on the old paint. Latex paint doesn't adhere long term to chalk but when it can't be washed off there are other ways to deal with it.

It's always a good idea to buy the best paint you can afford! Compared to the labor, paint cost is a small portion of the job. Quality coatings often apply easier and usually last longer.
 
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Thank you on the information! I will send pictures after that project is done.
I will ask advice on putting a new roof on our porch later!
 
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