Refinish soffit and fascia


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Old 06-05-21, 12:48 PM
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Refinish soffit and fascia

Hey All, Iíve removed some old & rusted through gutters and want to refinish and repaint the fascia and soffits before replacing. Some questions:

1. how to remove about 5-8 layers of ( 40y old ) paint? Heat gun and scraper, or sander?
2. (note that the wood is still relatively solid and not rotten)
- Should I replace or add nails?
- how should I fill any gaps?
3. is there a recommended type of paint?

This is for a separate, non-temp controlled garage..
note that Iím focused on the garage and not the addition, which has functional gutters (ugly but on the back of the garage)
Any other advice is welcome,

J


Garage (left) and addition (right)
 
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Old 06-05-21, 12:53 PM
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From the pictures it dosent look bad! A rough sanding and finish the fascia board with a good solid stain (Coronado is my go to solid stain) and you should be good.
 
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It could be wrapped with coil stock and vinyl soffit and never have to deal with it again.
 
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Old 06-05-21, 01:38 PM
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t could be wrapped with coil stock and vinyl soffit and never have to deal with it again.
I realize that is a personal preference but I absolute hate aluminum or vinyl wrapped trim, compared to painted rough cut cedar it's just the cheapest look you can get!
 
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Sanding with 80 grit should get it nice enough to paint. If you want to remove all the paint I'd use a chemical stripper. An oil base exterior wood primer is best. Use a quality latex house paint for the top coat.
 
 

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