07:56AM | 05/09/06
Member Since: 05/08/06
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i have scraped and sanded this cedar siding however there re some boards showing groves and poch marks

what is the best way to fill in these large groves before i paint

it was n oil base so i am staying with oil primer and paint

i have heard of weldbond to stain block but want to make the siding smooth before i even begin to paint

please feel free to email me

what is the best filler? maybe spackle but i dont even know what painters spacle is hahah

any suggestion is great its a big job would like to do it right the first time thanks kimmer


03:36AM | 05/13/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
Unless the groves in your siding are deep I would stay away from fillers but would use a good acrylic siliconized caulk to fill them in. Do not use spackling under any terms to fill in these bad spots as it will not hold up. If they are deep you can use a wood filler designed for exterior use and your local paint store can help you with this as you are picking up you primer and finish.

If your house has a solid stain on it be sure to use an acrylic latex solid stain as a finish over the primer. This will give you the longest lasting job and will be more resistant to peeling, fading and mildew. You have washed your house to remove dirt and mildew haven't you?


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