The unfortunate truth about repainting the exterior of your home is that it’s a multiple-step process. You aren’t painting on a “blank canvas,” so you can’t treat it that way. The painter must evaluate how much scraping, sanding, and priming needs to be done in order for the finished product to look polished and refreshed.
However, thanks to the advances in paint (and related products), some of these steps can be cut down – or cut out altogether. So here’s a primer on scraping and sanding – and not always needing primer. Read the rest of this entry »