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Trying to Cover in One Coat
It's a bad idea to slather on a thick layer of paint in an attempt to save time. For starters, one coat rarely covers well. And a thick coat of paint will run and take forever to dry. Applying two thin, even coats is easier and will give you much better results. Plus: 10 painting myths you need to stop believing today.
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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, editor. Keep in mind these 11 things you should never, ever pressure wash.