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What is the proper exterior maintenance on an adobe home? Repaint? If so, what is different in this process from a wood construction home? Thanks for your input.
 

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If you don't mind me asking.... what is an adobe home?

If you do mind me asking... forget the question... :whistling2::thumbsup:


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Homes made with earth walls. Primarily in AZ and NM but they can be found in many areas out west. Gaining popularity across the nation due to being "green".
 

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Should I prime before applying the poo??
Good point.........:icon_cheesygrin:

It's best to prime and paint when it's raining--helps the material to flow better............

Seriously, some of the old adobe structures WERE painted with, ah, natural materials way back when.........



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http://www.sucasamagazine.com/SWDesignQuestion/archive_Spring07.html


"After the old paint has been stripped, make any repairs to the house before repainting it, Estess instructs. Your next step is sealing the adobe house with a curing sealer. Estess’ company sells a product called Ram Seal Cure & Prime, which is a breathable acrylic sealer. He warns against PVC or PVA primers because they will cause the paint to blister.
Once the house has been sealed, it can be painted. Estess says an exterior acrylic or latex paint can be used, but again, avoid paint with PVC or PVA. This is important because walls made of earth must be able to breathe. He advises verifying with the paint manufacturer that the product is a breathable paint.
An alternative to repainting an adobe home is using an earth plaster. This might be an option even if the house contains lead paint, Estess notes. If you are interested in exploring this option, find out the local requirements and have a lead test. If the lead content is marginal, you might be allowed to encapsulate the paint with plaster, Estess says.
Because you are working with a house that could have lead paint, according to Estess, your first steps will be learning about the lead abatement program and applicable regulations."

Also search out the cable shows. I just saw something about painting adobe, but can't remember where.
 
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