Not Washing Siding Before Painting
"I removed several layers of paint from my house. Then I sanded, patched, caulked and used the best primer and most expensive paint I could find. But the next spring, the paint was falling off in sheets. I had made one big mistake. I hadn't washed the siding first. Now I always scrub the siding with a solution of special 'siding wash' before any paint goes on."
Jeff Gorton, Associate Editor