Typical exterior painting schedule?


Old 06-18-07, 03:47 PM
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Typical exterior painting schedule?

Just wondering what a normal exterior painting schedule is. We are planning on spraying latex with an airless. It's a brick house, so we are just painting eaves. Old paint job was in bad shape, so we have scraped and sanded quite a bit. Some areas are down to bare wood, and there is also a section of completely new wood on an addition we had built.

So, one coat of primer and one coat of final topcoat? Or two coats of the final topcoat? I have heard mention of hand painting the final coat (instead of just spraying)? Is that normal or recommended?

We just want to "do it right"...but not over-do it.

Thanks for any tips.
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Old 06-18-07, 07:11 PM
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You seem to have a firm grasp of the situation

Two coats is always better than one, and strongly recommended
If you do a maint. coat before you N e e d to paint in a few years, that might only be one coat

The hand/brush thing...well...it's always better, there's no question
It has to do with adhesion
How much better....well...that depends on a lot of things
With the proper prep, spray application, and good paint...you can do a good job spraying

The blow and go guys, those usually fail rather quickly
Old 06-19-07, 04:40 AM
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It is always best to back roll or back brush a spray job. This helps to work the paint into the substrate. Back brushing/rolling either one of the finish coats should be sufficent.

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