Painting the outside of your house needs to be done regularly to provide protection for the siding and trim. A good paint job requires a lot of prep work, which is as important as the painting itself.
Houses built before 1979 should be tested to see if the existing paint contains lead, since breathing or ingesting sanding dust from lead based paint can lead to lead poisoning.
Regardless, always wear an approved dust mask or respirator, as well as safety glasses or goggles, when scraping or sanding paint.
For more information, check out our article on How to Paint Anything Outside.
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