I need to have the trim on my house painted: eaves with three foot overhang
and a 2x12 Facia Board, about 1700 sqft altogether, all previously painted
and in pretty good condition. The underlying wood is rough-sawn. I am using
flat paint to preserve the rustic look.
One contractor suggested 2 coats of paint sprayed on; another contractor
said it would be better to spray on one coat and go over it with a roller to
press the paint into tiny cracks.
What is the better way? What will last longer?
Spray will drift down and mess up the whole side of the house and
windows, so you have to cover everything and then any wind can move
the spray and paint anything 50 ft away. It could be more alot work to
spray and it wont be any better. Powerwashing, scraping loose paint
and using the best paint will make a difference.
We used large brushes for our rough cut cedar siding applying solid
stain. (I'm not sure what the difference is between solid stain and
paint since the solid stain looked just like paint. Maybe a tad
runnier.) The 6" exposure made rollers sort of impractical.
That's the normal way of doing things. I put up cedar clapboard siding,
rough-side out, on my last house. I used a 4" brush to stain it. I used
throw-away "chip" brushes to put oil primer on (before putting up the
clapboards), then a good brush to apply the latex top coat.
Solid stain is essentially a thin paint.
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