Posted By ron 45 on 04-19-2012 02:44 PM
Dewey... The cleaning and priming looks good ( shown in the one photo), will you show us the finished product?
By the way, what kind of scraper and primer are you using?
Thanks Ron. I'm using mostly a 5 in 1 tool from Ace, they were on sale, and my dear wife bought 5 of them b/c her brother and our nephew came over to help. That lasted about 30 mins and they left. LOL For the real loose paint in large sections I'm using a heavy duty 4" wide putty knife. I've been tempted to get the fein out and use it but the noise would drive the fur kids nuts inside the house.
Most people would say I'm too darn fussy since we hope to put vynle siding on this summer, however with the wife's health issues a concern $ wise, we're not sure we will be able to do that yet. My thinking is if it's primed and we can't afford to side over it, I'm that much closer to a fairly decent paint job.
what I do is scrape the loose stuff off quickly to expose more sunlight to the wood, and cover a large area that way, and then condense it down being a little more particular on a smaller area. I have found doing it that way when I come back much of what was semi loose comes off much easier once the sun has been on it for awhile. Plus it gives my shoulders a rest by not doing a large area above chest height all at once, So far we have about 2/3 of the house done, replacing old damaged clap boards along the way with what we removed from inside the new front porch area to save $ and the environment.
Now if I could just learn to stop smacking that same knuckle every time I try scraping too far to the right of the ladder.
I renailled every single nail so far with a new one beside or above the old one, caulked all seams and windows and doors. It's a slow process but when I'm done I hope it looks good enough for the nagging ins company that thinks we grow money and not fruit on them that trees.