Hi! I’m David Lupberger with servicemagic.com. Today, we’re going to do a small video on how to repair a prime and paint exterior siding that has peeling paint just like this. Before we get started, let’s review the materials we’re going to need.
The materials you’ll need will be a scraper, sand paper, cloth or rag, paint roller, primer, paint, and paint bucket. First thing I’m going to do is peel away any of that loose or peeling paint. I want to get that off so that when I put my primer on, there’s nothing loose in the primer here as well.
Step two is once I’ve scraped it, now I’m going to take a piece of sand paper and I’m going to sand down the same area because when I put my primer on, I want a good, dry, hard surface. Once I’ve done my sanding, I want to get out a good, dry cloth or rag and wipe this down because I want to make sure there’s no dust left on that surface before I do the priming.
Before you open any paint even though the paint store may have shaken it for you, make sure you shake it again, actually shook the primer because you can see I tinted it. Primer is ordinarily white but I tinted this because once I put it on the wall, if I use the white primer and all primer is white, then when I put on my finish coat, it would take more than one coat against a white primer. So in this case, I can just do one finish coat and it will cover.
I’ve prepped the surface, it’s dry and it’s ready to prime. So I’m going to put on a light layer of primer and most of these materials are Latex. They actually dry very, very quickly. And now we’re ready for the final coat. Now ordinarily I wouldn’t do this over an air conditioner but this has been our construction table so bear with me. So we put up the primer, I’m going to open up the finish coat, pour a little bit of paint into my paint tray, and because the wall has already been prepped, it’s ready to go.
So now, I’m putting on my finish coat. This will be my sealer. I’m going to do basically what I did with the primer but this finish coat is really locking in that siding and protecting it against the weather. So now once that dries, you’ll see I took the paint. I went to a paint store and matched the exterior finish. And by doing that, I can do touch a painting, it will get very close to matching the color of the siding itself.
I’m David Lupberger with servicemagic.com. That’s how you repair prime and paint, exterior siding with the peeling paint. If you want somebody else to do this for you, go to servicemagic.com to find pre-screened contractors for just this job.