Paint Pro Tip: Paint in the right order. Home with MINOR Peeling: 1. Remove the shutters and screens. 2. Wash the exterior, shutters, and screens. 3. Scrape all loose paint and glazing putty. 4. Replace any rotten wood. 5. Sand all scraped areas. 6. Spot-prime all bare wood. 7. Apply caulk and glazing putty where needed. 8. Brush all overhangs and high trim. 9. Paint all siding. 10. Paint the windows, doors, and trim. 11. Paint the porch floors. 12. Hang the shutters and screens.
Keep The Winter Cold Outside Your Home With These Easy Professional DIY Tips & Instructions ~ Winterize Your Home on a Budget - With these maintenance measures, you can winterize a house to maximize energy savings, incurring minimal cost in the process.
Tip 10: Paint Doesn't Stick to Rotten Siding If paint is peeling and you've failed to maintain it over the years, check and see whether there's rot in the wood. If there is, use a wood petrifier; scrape away the bad wood and pour in the petrifier, it will make the wood extremely hard. Then fill the rotted gaps with proxy adhesive or resin.
Never, I repeat, NEVER replace historic wooden windows with new vinyl "energy saving windows," that's a load of BULL! Get a good window restorer out to repair your windows, and add storm windows if you have none already. Here are some more helpful tips. Remember, wavy glass = (REALLY SUPER OLD NEARLY IRREPLACEABLE) antique glass. Virtually priceless.