When should I paint the foundation?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Exterior Painting QuestionsWhen should I paint the foundation?
Al Bevington asked 10 years ago

I’m painting my house. I was hoping to start by painting the foundation. My wife asked if the foundation should be painted last. Is there an order to painting the house – foundation first or last?

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JT Creations, LLC answered.

Our general order is to work from the top down. This way any drips or spatters will not be such a big deal. Also, painting the foundation usually gets your brush and roller full of dirt which if painted first will cause a grittiness to your other coatings.

I will suggest your wife knows you quite well and figures if the foundation, which will be the easiest, is painted first, getting the rest of the house painted will require more motivation for you.