Older homes sometimes have layer upon layer of paint on them.
Over time pieces fail, chip and peel.
A quick scrape or sand and another coat of paint is applied and in 50 or 60 years of doing this the houses siding start to look like an alligator’s back.
A classic example are older churches in new England. Many of these churches do not have the resources of completely removing/stripping all the older paint to achieve the smooth surface similiar to a new home. The next time you are next to one of these churches look closely to the sidfing and you will in some cases notice it does resemble an alligator’s backside.
Removing the paint with the new laws set by the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency a few years back to ensure we are protected to the best of abilities from lead paint sometimes make the cost of removing the paint a cost that is not affordable by many homeowners.
(Here is a link to the Lead Laws and Regulations https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-laws-and-regulations.)
We have found a solution for this one problem for many homeowners. Sherwin Williams has developed a new primer called PrimerX. This is an Interior / exterior latex bonding primer.
This specific primer has been manufactured for this specifically:
The BEST characteristic that we like of the Bonding primer is that when applied over alligatored surfaces as it dries it appears to fill in the cracks and smooths out over the surface. All thought the surface will not be smooth as a new piece of wood siding or trim, we have experienced a much smoother results after this is applied
For questions regarding older home painting or any painting question, please send me an email at Ron@RamsdenPainting.com or book a time that works best for you on our webpage https://ramsdenpainting.com.