Remove Chipped Paint From Your Vacation Home's Exterior And Add Fresh Primer And Paint

Remove chipped paint from the exterior of your vacation home and clean the treated areas by completing the project below. Afterwards, improve the appearance of your home's exterior by applying a couple coats of primer and paint to surfaces in need. 

Supplies Needed

  • plastic sheeting
  • extension ladder
  • harness
  • paint chipper
  • power sander
  • sandpaper
  • soapy water
  • garden sprayer
  • water hose
  • painter's tape
  • electric paint sprayer
  • exterior primer
  • exterior paint

Remove Loose Sections Of Paint And Sand Uneven Areas

Place large pieces of plastic sheeting on the ground, near the areas on the home's exterior that need to be repaired. Lean a ladder against a portion of the home that contains loose paint. Install a safety harness before climbing the ladder. Use the tip of a paint chipper to remove loose sections of paint. Be careful while using the chipper so that you do not gouge any parts of the home's exterior. Once all of the sections of paint have been removed, lightly sand uneven surfaces on the home's exterior with a power sander.

Clean The Exterior And Apply Primer

Create a cleaning solution for the outside of the home with a standard cleaning agent and water. Add the cleaning mixture to a garden sprayer's tank. Spray a generous amount of the cleaning agent on any dirty surfaces that make up the home's exterior. Scrub the spots that were sprayed before rinsing the cleaning agent from the home's exterior with a water hose. Wait for the exterior to dry.

Cover trim, hardware, or window frames with painter's tape. Fill an electric paint gun's reservoir with primer that is meant for outdoor use. Apply an even coat of primer to any areas in need. Move the paint gun's nozzle slowly up and down in order to provide your vacation home's exterior with even coverage. Once the primer dries, add an additional coat of the product if you wish.

Apply Paint Over The Primer

Rinse the paint gun's reservoir out with water before filling it with exterior paint that is the same color as what was originally applied to your home's exterior. Add a couple coats of paint to the exterior areas that were previously primed. Wait plenty of time for the first coat of paint to dry before adding a subsequent coat. Once the paint has dried thoroughly, remove the painter's tape from the home's exterior and dispose of the pieces of plastic sheeting that were used to protect parts of the ground. 

For more tips, contact a residential exterior painting company.

About Me

A Rookie Mistake

A few years ago, my husband and I decided to repaint the inside of our home. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any experience painting the interior of a house at the time. Because I wanted to ensure I splashed enough paint on the walls, I ended up applying too thick of a coat of paint. To make matters worse, I didn’t properly allow the shelves in my master bedroom closet to dry before filling them with many of my prized handbags. As a result, some of these purses ended up getting stained with green paint. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring professional painters to paint the interior of your home. Enjoy!