Live in Mass.
Will be having the exterior of our house repainted. Latex paint.
a. Was wondering about how "absolutely" dry the horiz. Clapboards of the house must be after a rain before I allow the painter to put on the new paint.
Worried, of course, about adhesion to the old, existing paint that is on there now.
Does the fact that we will again be using Latex Paint make this a minor point,as the Clapboards can be somewhat "moist" still on their surface ?
Or, should/must they be absolutely dried out first ?
Would take several days, I imagine to achieve a really totally dry state,and I imagine the Painter would be putting a lot of pressure on saying "it's O.K. even if a little damp, etc."
Same question for the areas where the paint has peeled, and the new paint will be going over the bare wood Clapboards ?
b. Let me also ask this, please: Lots of paint peeling of existing paint. How is this handled, for new paint.
Does one just hope that the new paint is going over areas of old paint that still adheres to the clapboards, or is there some "treatment" to put on first, or...?
Scared about having the house prerssure washed first. Would this likely cause even additional peeling ?
Much thanks,really appreciate your help and comments, Bob