|Forum topic by knotscott||posted 09-23-2016 12:24 PM||389 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
09-23-2016 12:24 PM
Hi gang – It’s time to repaint the front of our house, and I thought I’d seek some input on paint and prep suggestions. The house is 40 years old with cedar siding on the front, and we live in Rochester, NY, which means we get northeast weather that’s pretty similar to Buffalo and Syracuse’s. We painted over stained cedar siding 16 years ago with Sherwin Willams “Superpaint”, and it’s held up pretty well. Some paint was starting to peel, and I’ve scraped away the lose stuff. I plan to clean the whole area and spot prime any bare surfaces. We’ll be painting light yellow over light tan, so I don’t expect coverage problems with the color change. I’m planning on two coats.
We have Lowes, HD, Sears, S/W, Benjamin Moore, Ace Hardware and some mom n pop paint places in our area. Any recommendations for good paint at a fair price? The SW Superpaint is currently $58/gal, but is going on sale next Friday, so I will consider using it again since it held up well last time. I’ll spend what I need to depending on what makes the most sense.
We test painted an area with some Behr Premium Plus Ultra at ~ $38/gal, and I honestly wasn’t overly impressed with the coverage. Two coats “might” do it, but I fear that a third coat might be needed with this paint.
I’ve heard that the paint from Ace Hardware is a pretty good deal….thoughts?
Any input is appreciated.
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