House needs a paint job

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Old 04-12-05, 11:29 AM
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House needs a paint job

Getting ready to paint the exterior of my house this summer. The exterior is starting to peel so it will need to be scraped then I plan on sanding. I know there are different types of sanders out there. Currently I have a random orbit sander. Will this type of sander be sufficient to sand the entire exterior of the house or is this sander more of "finishing type" sander ? I heard of "power sanders". Does anyone have any thoughts or any specifics on the type of sanders that will easily sand off the exterior paint without damaging the wood? All comments much appreciated.
 
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No need to sand off all paint unless you plan on staining. Scrape off the loose paint. Some people do not like the sharp edge left on the remaining paint. If that bothers you, then use a sander to feather the edge.
 
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A random orbit sander is a very good choice
 
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No need for sander ??

Now if I just scrape and don't sand won't that affect the life of the paint job? If I am going to do the job I want the paint job to last more than 5 years. 10 years would be great.
 
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I would argue that it is better to do some sanding . Overall a better prepped surface which in turn may lead to a longer lasting job.
 
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If you choose to sand, make sure to clean the dust off COMPLETELY before priming/painting. Dust is the world's greatest adhesion killer.
 
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