ok here goes and in case your wondering 15 years of
1. caulk yes between board and along windows and trim
boards but not not
along the bottoms (this allows water to escape)
2. how long it last depends on quality of paint and
location, local weather ect... if you want to be sure
that the warranty
they are telling you is accurate get a warranty in
writing which will
include a visit from the paint supply who will verify
the paint was
3.spraying will get into all the little cracks and
crevices on the
siding but back rolling will tend to even out the
texture as well as
adding texture to the finished surface which helps hide
4.time estimates...hmmm again depends on area and local
and humidity affect curing time. number of colors
roughness of surface
aslo affect time. But in my experience a 2 color house
(1 for base 1 for
trim) shouldn't take more than 5 days unless there is
an extreme amount
of prep work (caulking scraping ect)
5. No putty it'll dry out and crack or fall out
completely, simply have
them caulk the nail heads. This seals the nail hole as
preventing rust from bleeding through.
7. 2 coats are better than one. seals better and better
chance of even
color with less bleeding.
8. Yes old surface imperfections will show through,
this....flat paint will hide imperfections and the
lighter the paint
the less they'll show.
estimates...you get what you pay for but some people
will try to rob
you, look at the mid-low bids talk to some of the
slightly higher biders
and you'll be supprised when they're willing to drop a
dollars to get the job. also check the yellow pages,
people who take out
the nicer adds are your first choice. Questionable
painters seldom have
the extra cash to spend several hundred dollars on an
add, This is a
100% way of telling but its a good start.
If it stands still I can paint it.
If it's moving I'll just have
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