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Old 06-21-2019, 09:41 AM   #1
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Default four year band aid on old house.

Someone bought two neighboring lots, and there are three really old houses, one of which has a three story contemporary looking boxy addition. Kinda wierd looking, but besides the point.

They are to be rented out for four years, then bulldozed to the ground, so they want a minimal paint job. While a lot of it is in bad shape, there are two small sides with extensive peeling, and Im told by my GC to assume its lead.


Im thinking about (giving the option in advance, of course) just spraying some peel stop or something (as primer) on these two sides, and backrolling the crap out of it to kind of glue it all together. I mean not even scrape it. It wont look good by any means, but it'll have color, and keep water out, and thats all they are looking for. It wont affect the rent prices, as this is prime Downtown Austin Real estate. I dont know why its only these two sides out of all three houses that are like this, but its better than the whole thing, I guess.

Its either this, or do extensive and expensive lead paint removal. Anyone have some input?
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Heres a couple pics of the addition to this 20X30 single story. Its really strange looking, and they ARE attached.
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If indeed, the sides are small areas, I'd recommend they just cover it with the cheapest vinyl siding they could find. Be cheaper than painting it right. Having your name associated with just painting over the siding as is is not worth the little profit you'll make on the job.
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Slap some exterior Behr Marquee on it and call it a day. (i kill myself sometimes!)
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Someone bought two neighboring lots, and there are three really old houses, one of which has a three story contemporary looking boxy addition. Kinda wierd looking, but besides the point.

They are to be rented out for four years, then bulldozed to the ground, so they want a minimal paint job. While a lot of it is in bad shape, there are two small sides with extensive peeling, and Im told by my GC to assume its lead.


Im thinking about (giving the option in advance, of course) just spraying some peel stop or something (as primer) on these two sides, and backrolling the crap out of it to kind of glue it all together. I mean not even scrape it. It wont look good by any means, but it'll have color, and keep water out, and thats all they are looking for. It wont affect the rent prices, as this is prime Downtown Austin Real estate. I dont know why its only these two sides out of all three houses that are like this, but its better than the whole thing, I guess.

Its either this, or do extensive and expensive lead paint removal. Anyone have some input?
Given the situation, peel stop might be 'good enough' bandaid.

If it were me (and we had to scrape) I’d set strict time limits:
A sheet of plastic staked down, and half to one day of scraping (max) with a carbide scraper. Then (peel stop) prime, paint it.

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Ugh. That siding has to be scraped.
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Why do I get the feeling the customer will expect peel-away results at peel stop prices???
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Thats what waivers are for.. Simple as that. No warranty. in writing.
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Slap some exterior Behr Marquee on it and call it a day. (i kill myself sometimes!)
Well, I aint using expensive paint for a four year job.. I'd probably use ultra spec if I end up taking this job.

As far as scraping... I aint scraping S*** if its lead. I really dont give a rats ass if my name is on it. My reputation doesnt come from exterior repaints anyway. I'll be mostly subbing this one out while Im inside AC doing wallpaper jobs.

Honesty, here in Texas, the work is SO bad that I can do the crappiest job possible and still have a good name. I just wont put my sign in front, lol.
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Why not sub that portion to someone else?


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Well, I aint using expensive paint for a four year job.. I'd probably use ultra spec if I end up taking this job.

As far as scraping... I aint scraping S*** if its lead. I really dont give a rats ass if my name is on it. My reputation doesnt come from exterior repaints anyway. I'll be mostly subbing this one out while Im inside AC doing wallpaper jobs.

Honesty, here in Texas, the work is SO bad that I can do the crappiest job possible and still have a good name. I just wont put my sign in front, lol.
I was thinking Marquee because it has primer....in the paint! (i can't stop myself!)
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I dont want the liability, and I might get stuck doing it myself anyway. I dont want to spend anymore time than necessary, cuz I'll end up missing out on wallpaper jobs. Its also gonna be triple digit weather....
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I dont want the liability, and I might get stuck doing it myself anyway. I dont want to spend anymore time than necessary, cuz I'll end up missing out on wallpaper jobs. Its also gonna be triple digit weather....
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