tomf wrote:Are you using a pro paint sprayer? I got one as my house is also on the big side, it makes it so much easier and faster to paint things. Before I got a real one I went through two of the Wagner ones, they are junk and not worth getting. At my old house I rented a pro sprayer and did it in less than a day, after prep work that is. But that house was less than half the size of this one.
Not using a sprayer. I roll and brush on my paint. First taking the roller loaded with paint then using a 4 inch brush to pull all the stipple out and smooth out the paint for an even coverage. I'll start at the top and roll down several weatherboards and out about 6 ft., apply the paint and move the ladder until all boards in the top area are covered. Then lower the ladder and start all over again on lower boards until I hit the bottom boards. My house is about 20 ft. high on the sides to the gutter line and close to 30 ft. high at the peak in the front.
My house is kind of a typical N.O. house for my area of town, not Victorian, but more on the Raised Bungalo style with exposed rafters. My entire house is clad in cypress, as is all my doors and trim work inside. The weatherboards, windows, trim, shutters, porch beams, etc. are all old growth cypress and it is framed in true dimensional 2 x's of old pine. Some of that wood is so hard it is difficult to drive nails into it unless using an nail gun.