GH5939, Reviewed October 1993
A house needs repainting if the paint is blistering, cracking, scaling or peeling or if the wood or metal is deteriorating.
Determine the type and amount of paint required. Measure the length and multiply to determine how many square feet you need to cover. Subtract for large openings such as picture windows and sliding glass doors. The paint container will tell how much surface the paint will cover. If mildew has been a problem, get a paint with a mildew inhibitor.
NoteSeveral thin coats of paint look better and last longer than fewer thick coats.
Painting protects surfaces from deterioration and helps avoid more costly repairs are avoided later.
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