repaint or touch up

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  1. Apr 19, 2017 #1

    topher5150

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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?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2017 #2

    Snoonyb

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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.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2017 #3

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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.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2017 #4

    chrisn

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    What he^^ said. Even the original paint will not match exactly after a week or so in the sun.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2017 #5

    nealtw

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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.:2cents:
     

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