PaintByNumbers Posted May 27, 2008 Share Posted May 27, 2008 Every 20 years or so ya gotta repaint the outside woodwork. What a PIA. I enjoy the painting, but the cleaning & prep & cleanup work is 90% of the job. Looks like this is going to be The Summer of Outside Maintenance. I'm starting on the basic detergent cleaning to get the dirt off. Then I'll need to apply the mildewcide. Probably should remove the areas of failed paint I'm discovering on the cleaned surfaces first. I guess I should do sections, since covering the vegetation to catch the paint scrapings will serve to protect it from the mildewcide. Need the weather to cooperate; can't have it raining every 3 days. Kinda concerned about the top of the trim just beneath the roof edge on the eaves; might use Thompsons' Water Seal or even a good coat of the MinWax wood hardener. Hope its not truly rotten up there. The paint under the eaves is over 40 years old and its still tight, but alligatored. Probably can get away with not painting it. But I'll be up there to do the wood behind the gutters so I may as well get it over with; using good paint, hopefully for the last time in my life. Dunno how I'm going to remove the gutters in a re-mountable manner; I can see lots of bare wood back there so its got to be done. Then there's replacing the screens all around the porch. The stain or paint on that woodwork is also holding up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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