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Old 04-19-2017, 08:32 AM  
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We bought our house last fall and the exterior is in need of some paint. It is a rather tall house, and I'm not sure how much painting a whole side of the house would cost. Could I get away with touching it up as I need to or is repainting going to be the better option?


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Old 04-19-2017, 08:56 AM  
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If there is a "rather" inconspicuous place where you can do a test sample, provided you have the original product, you can determine how it will blend.

Cleaning, prior to application is critical.


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You'd probably want to paint the entire piece of siding from obstruction to obstruction (corners, windows, doors) rather than just spot painting. If the paint is more than a few months old it will have some fade.
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What he^^ said. Even the original paint will not match exactly after a week or so in the sun.
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If the repaint is a job to big for this year, then do the touch up, it's more about protection than beauty.


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