Outside Touch Up

By: Danny Lipford
Play | Download (Right Click, Save As...)

A fresh coat of paint over those bumps and scrapes on your house is a good idea before the cold weather sets in. But if you don’t do it right, you may find yourself painting the same spot over again next fall.

Cleaning all the painted surfaces is a good idea, but you should at least clean the areas you need to repaint. Once the surface is dry, sand the blemishes, and apply a primer to areas where the bare wood is exposed.

You’ll want a primer that is designed for bare wood in an exterior environment, so that it blocks stains and promotes bonding. As soon as the primer is dry, you’re ready for that topcoat of paint. And after that, a long winter’s nap.



Please Leave a Comment

We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at todayshomeowner.com.

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.