Unlike wood, metal siding is easy to clean with a solution of water and sodium phosphate, and it dries almost instantaneously. However, it must be sanded and primed with two coats of oil-based primer before it’s painted. Oil-based products are a little more expensive than water-based primers, and they take longer to dry. Applying two coats could add an extra day’s labor to a painting project. Thornton Home Painting Interior Paint or Stain- For Business, Faux Finish Painting, Paint or Stain Small Projects - For Business, Specialty Texture Painting - For Business, Specialty Texture Painting, Faux Finish Painting - For Business, Exterior Paint or Stain - For Business, Interior Home Paint or Stain, Paint or Stain Small Projects, Interior Home Paint or Stain, Exterior Home Paint or Stain, Interior Home Paint or Stain House Painting Thornton If there is any peeling — and there usually is somewhere — it's essential to scrape off any loose paint. This doesn't just mean the parts that are already separated from the wood and ready to fall off on their own. Each spot where paint has peeled loose needs to be scraped thoroughly until you can no longer get the sharp corner of a putty knife under any of the surrounding edges of paint. Then, the bare spot needs to be sanded until the paint edges are smooth.
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