Specific Prep, Primer and Paint Steps for Various Conditions The exterior of a house takes a lot of abuse. It is pelted with rain, frozen by snow, sleet and ice, and baked with the hot sun. Exterior wood portions of the house, such as clapboard siding, trim and window sills, require protection from the elements. When the surface is prepared properly and thorough consideration is given to the kind and quality of paint that is to be applied, the reward will be a long-lasting quality appearance. New and Old Surfaces For new wood surfaces that have not been previously painted, coat the exterior with aRead More →