Exterior House Paint

May 21, 2017 bjhutchins No comments exist

A common problem we find with houses both old and new is moisture damage at the ends of exterior trim pieces. Commonly people buy trim pieces that are “primed” and ready for paint, but then they cut the pieces to length exposing unsealed wood and fail to prime and paint the now exposed saw cut ends. Over time, especially where the trim is installed vertically, water will be wicked up by the grain and even the heartiest of species will begin to break down and suffer damage.

If you plan to paint (or have painted) your house this summer be sure to paint the ends of the trim to seal the grain, it’s a quick step that will help to prolong the life of your materials and that will save you frustrating maintenance.

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