I'm about to paint some fascia board and drip edge. The drip edge is
in very good shape, no chipped paint, or peeling.
Is there something I can wipe it down with that will clean it and
ready it for paint?
Or, should I "scuff" it lightly with a fine sand paper first?
12 year old latex paint.
On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:29:13 -0500, Michael Dobony
Check. The primer works on "painted metal".
Anything I can wipe it down with that evaporates fast? Surely, I
cannot haul a bucket of water and TSP on ladder all day (rinse clean).
The fascia board is down to wood and only the drip prep is needed for
Are you painting over galvanized or over the 12 year old paint?
Don't scuff the galvanize coating or you can damage it. If you are going
over paint, clean, sand if needed, paint. Depending on condition, a primer
can help. If using a color, have the primer tinted too.
The drip edge is painted and 12 year old latex. Desert sun, but not
obvious peeling or chips on the paint now.
I plan on two coats on primer and eventually get to the "money" coat
of finish paint. Fascia is clean to wood, but the galv. drip has the
I was looking for something to wipe it down with and then prime and
Maybe just some steel wool/tack cloth, now that I think about it. That
would take off any surface film/oxidation/dirt.
Benjamin Moore 'Fresh Start' primer would be my choice. Maybe a quick
once over with a power washer, but only if there were some really
dirty places. Anything more than that seems like extra work IMO.
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