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Just wondering what the consensus is from other painters on their order of events when doing exteriors.

In the past I have had different sides of the house at different stages. For example, on a house that was in bad shape I would want to get the prep work done and the primer on the bare wood as quickly as possible on one side so if it did rain I could start the top coats on days where working on bare wood is iffy.

I've seen some painters only work on one side at a time and others who are at all different stages.

Efficiency is an issue when moving ladders or equipment around, and so is switching back and forth between paints, scrapers/sanders etc. But so is not being able to work at all when bare wood is wet. Primed wood may only need a bit of sunlight and you can continue work.
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Just wondering what the consensus is from other painters on their order of events when doing exteriors.

In the past I have had different sides of the house at different stages. For example, on a house that was in bad shape I would want to get the prep work done and the primer on the bare wood as quickly as possible on one side so if it did rain I could start the top coats on days where working on bare wood is iffy.

I've seen some painters only work on one side at a time and others who are at all different stages.

Efficiency is an issue when moving ladders or equipment around, and so is switching back and forth between paints, scrapers/sanders etc. But so is not being able to work at all when bare wood is wet. Primed wood may only need a bit of sunlight and you can continue work.
We have always done one side at a time, all tho doing rough cedar lap siding prep is usually minimal. I did have one last year where the south side had to be oil primed and two coated. it did take two separate setups to complete that side.

We try and minimize the ladder, plank setups to save time
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I think the size of the house has something to do with it also.
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I know painters that prime within a few hours after a storm ends, and some that wait for a couple days. Is there a rule of thumb on drying time for bare wood exterior repaints?
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i could foresee scarping and spot priming that side as you go,,,,,,

have em bring the scrapers and cut pot right up the ladder with them,,,,,why would you want to send em up there twice??

throw a rag over the top of the cut pot so chips arent falling in

i dont always prime as i scrape,,,,,,,but it sure would beat setting up a ladder and climbing up it once for each process

if theres a LOT of scraping, ill powerwash, scrape the whole place, and powerwash again

the grey wood fibers under all of those scraped area need to be made clean and brite so they will hold paint,,,,
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