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Looked at a wood sided house today, guy wants it prepped for painting. At first I told myself I didn't want to do it, but it dosen't look that bad if I could price it right. Part of it is 1 1/2 story and other half is 1 story, so a 12' step ladder would get me high enough. It's not flaking that bad, I don't see a lot of old paint coming off, it's just cracked. I read some use TSP to take the finish or gloss off the old paint and then just wash every inch of it like a deck, is this the right stuff to use? If so I need a mix ratio to downstream at 20% draw. Not sure how much pressure to use 1000 to 1500psi maybe? The front is painted dryvit, but it's a smooth texture, not rough. The paint is still in good shape on the dryvit, not cracking or peeling, so I wouldn't need a lot of pressure. Anyway that's about all I know from my research, please give me some advice or tips on doing this, also I have no idea on price...please help.
 

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No prob Barry :cool2:

Nathan is a painter he might know but i bet he's been busy with mommy.:yes:
No baby yet but sometime within the next week for sure. :jester:

I'll look at this tomorrow when it's not so late but the painters on contractortalk.com really know their stuff so they may be a better resource anyways!

That is what these sites are all about... networking. And having ContractorTalk.com, CleaningTalk.com, diychatroom.com, and more to come it really allows us to pull our resources :thumbsup:
 

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Looked at a wood sided house today, guy wants it prepped for painting. At first I told myself I didn't want to do it, but it dosen't look that bad if I could price it right. Part of it is 1 1/2 story and other half is 1 story, so a 12' step ladder would get me high enough. It's not flaking that bad, I don't see a lot of old paint coming off, it's just cracked. I read some use TSP to take the finish or gloss off the old paint and then just wash every inch of it like a deck, is this the right stuff to use? If so I need a mix ratio to downstream at 20% draw. Not sure how much pressure to use 1000 to 1500psi maybe? The front is painted dryvit, but it's a smooth texture, not rough. The paint is still in good shape on the dryvit, not cracking or peeling, so I wouldn't need a lot of pressure. Anyway that's about all I know from my research, please give me some advice or tips on doing this, also I have no idea on price...please help.

hmmm wow that is really hard.. much better if you just paint it with plain one and just cover wall paintings
 

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Several painting preparation methods are used to clean the surfaces of the paint and finish layers. These include toxic solvents, chemical strippers, mechanical strippers and high-pressure washing. The most common ways are to use water only (waterjetting) and cleaning with abrasives cleaning solvents.

Many house painters in Minneapolis where I live, have been using high-pressure washers replacing Waterblasting and abrasive cleaning as the most widely used method. The advantages of preparing surfaces by high-pressure washing is an ingenious way of being efficient, economical and environmentally friendly by using only water under pressure.
 
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