Jason frowns. “It looks that bad, huh?” Sarah nods and takes him outside to see. Jason lets out a low whistle. “Yep, it doesn’t look great. Fading and some peeling paint are really making our house look…bad,” he winces.
Sarah looks on in frustration. “Well, let’s start looking for one or the other.” Jason nods and unlocks his phone. “Let’s start with the DIY route and go from there.”
Here’s what the couple finds after searching on Google:
Painting Hardie Board Siding In 5 Steps
Prepare the area for painting
Wash clean with a mild bleach and water solution
If it has been painted previously, check for peeling paint and scrape off any loose paint
Caulk the siding to wood or other composite trim*
Apply two coats of a top-line exterior acrylic paint like Benjamin Moore Regal
“Well, we could do this ourselves, but it’s a lot of time and energy,” points out Sarah. “True, looks like it’s time to find a painter. Why don’t we also look around some more and see what else we can find?” suggests Jason.