When painting a house exterior, should you use a primer?

Answer On One Hand: Just a PrimerMany homeowners opt to leave preparation to simply applying a coat of primer before using the paint. While using a primer is necessary for a long-lasting paint job, avoidi... Read More »

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How to Know What Things to Consider Before Painting the Exterior of Your House?

Your home is chipped, cracked exterior paint is peeling off and it's looking worse by the hour. These are a few things you should consider before taking on a big project.

If a house has plastic vapor barrier on the inside walls and a foil barrier on the exterior of the house should you remove the existing old outer foil when residing?

Answer Unless your home is heated by electric baseboard you may take it down if you wish. However the foil has reflective heat values, which means it reflects out the heat from the sun in the summe... Read More »

How often should you paint the exterior of a house?

Climate and conditions, plus the quality of the paint used, determine how often the exterior of house should be painted. With two top coats, an exterior house paint job can last up to 10 years. If ... Read More »

When did house painting begin?

House painting began in the late 13th century. It was just a few years later that house painting actually started to become a trade and people got paid to paint homes.References:"Progressive Painti... Read More »