Fascia & Bargeboards: Painting in 7 Steps

January 25, 2016 2:05 pm Published by

Why do we need to paint/repaint bargeboards and fascia? Painting bargeboards and fascia will protect the wood from deteriorating, which can lead to rotting roof trusses or water damage. Here are 7 simple steps on how to paint your fascia and bargeboards.

Note: If possible, remove the guttering prior to painting bargeboards and fascia. This is also a great opportunity to clean your gutters.

Why do we need to paint/repaint bargeboards and fascia? Painting bargeboards and fascia will protect the wood from deteriorating, which can lead to rotting roof trusses or water damage. Here are 7 simple steps on how to paint your fascia and bargeboards. Note: If possible, remove the guttering prior to painting bargeboards and fascia. This is also a great opportunity to clean your gutters. Wipe & Sand Bargeboards and Fascia Using a warm wet cloth, wipe down your fascia and bargeboards. Sand lightly, if needed. (The wood may need light sanding if the present coat of paint is flaky.) Treat With a Wood Preserver Use a clear wood preserver that is water soluble. After applying, let it dry overnight. Use a Primer and Dry Thoroughly Use primer sparingly. It's important not to put too much primer on your brush at one time. Then allow the first coat to dry thoroughly. You'll need to read the instructions on the can for the exact drying time, but this can take up to 16 hours. Sand Using Medium Paper Sand the dry primer lightly using medium grade sanding paper. Apply Second Coat of Primer You can now apply the second coat of primer. Once again you will need to allow this coat to dry completely. Sand Using Fine Paper Using a fine grade of sanding paper, sand lightly. Your fascia and bargeboard surfaces should now be smooth and ready for paint. Paint Fascia and Bargeboards Finally, it's time to apply the paint.  See our blog article on how to apply paint to fascia and bargeboards for best practice methods.  Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before re-attaching the guttering. We hope these seven steps have helped to simplify the process of painting your bargeboards and fascia.  For more information on roofline solutions or to schedule your next project, contact Summit Cladding today.

1. Wipe & Sand Bargeboards and Fascia

Using a warm wet cloth, wipe down your fascia and bargeboards. Sand lightly, if needed. (The wood may need light sanding if the present coat of paint is flaky.)

2. Treat With a Wood Preserver

Use a clear wood preserver that is water soluble. After applying, let it dry overnight.

3. Use a Primer and Dry Thoroughly

Use primer sparingly. It’s important not to put too much primer on your brush at one time. Then allow the first coat to dry thoroughly. You’ll need to read the instructions on the can for the exact drying time, but this can take up to 16 hours.

4. Sand Using Medium Paper

Sand the dry primer lightly using medium grade sanding paper.

5. Apply Second Coat of Primer

You can now apply the second coat of primer. Once again you will need to allow this coat to dry completely.

6. Sand Using Fine Paper

Using a fine grade of sanding paper, sand lightly. Your fascia and bargeboard surfaces should now be smooth and ready for paint.

7. Paint Fascia and Bargeboards

Finally, it’s time to apply the paint. See our blog article on how to apply paint to fascia and bargeboards for best practice methods. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before re-attaching the guttering.

We hope these seven steps have helped to simplify the process of painting your bargeboards and fascia. For more information on roofline solutions or to schedule your next project, contact Summit Cladding today.

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