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.
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.Tags: painting, painting bargeboards, painting fascia, roofline maintenance, roofline solutions
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