The most simple answer is I do not know at this point. I prefer to take my notes, measurements and pictures back to the office and then in writing I send a proposal. There are too many factors to be considered while walking the project.
Anything can just be painted but what is the outcome are you looking to achieve? If there is a water stain the stain has to be primed with a primer sealer first. If there is any kind of wall discrepancies, nail holes, settlement cracks and most often remnants of a previous inferior paint job, these have to be repaired, primed and caulked before any paint is “just painted”.
We tend to use a lot of Benjamin Moore. We use these on a daily basis, their performance is second to none, most customers have heard of them with their strong presence in the New England. We do however use a few Sherwin Williams and California products and for some of our high end work it is Fine Paints of Europe.
We usually ask then “How long would you like it to last?” An exterior paint job in New England usually lasts from 5-8 years depending on the side of the house, the trees and shrubs around the house, the rain run off and splash back. The two major factors that count when having a paint job last on an exterior is the extensive prep prior to painting and secondly the quality of paint
The sheen of the paint represents the shine, reflection and function of the paint:
The higher the shine (gloss) is very easy to clean but the wood/walls must be flawless or every piece of dust will be visible. We use high gloss on front doors to make a statement. Semigloss sheen is an easy clean paint shine and is the most popular for trim and doors. Eggshell sheen is the most popular sheen for paints for walls in our area. It has a washability and can be touched up to a point without it being to noticeable. Flat sheen is great for touchups incase of any wall damage but will show dirt, smudges, kid prints, ect and harder to clean.
Recently I read there is 33 different kinds of sheens spread out over all the paint manufactures as many call them just different names. My suggestion from experience is buy the best paint you can afford as in most cases you get what you pay for.
Happy painting from Ramsden 1-800-PAINTING