Sanding filler, caulking edges where trim meets another substrate, allowing to dry. Another key step preparing trim for paint is priming. Priming all bare wood, caulking, fillers, sealing trim, allowing primer to properly dry. Once primer has dried, trim is ready repainting exterior trim, looking brand new.
Painting the Exterior of a Victorian Style House
Victorian Palette – Bob Vila
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you prep an old house for painting?
Before weathered wood can be painted, it will require extensive prep work to ensure that the paint stays on for more than just a couple of years.
- Step 1: Prepare the Surface. ...
- Step 2: Sand and Brush. ...
- Step 3: Apply Caulk Where Needed. ...
- Step 4: Wash It Down With a Hose. ...
- Step 5: Apply Primer.
What kind of paint was used in Victorian houses?
This exotic Italianate from the early years of the Victorian era is finished with natural shades of sand, stone, and brick. Shown: Apache Tan (body), Sleeper's Entry (trim), Tyson Taupe (window sashes), North Gallery (banding under Turkish-style dome), and Cherry Cola (accents).