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LDoyle

02:57PM | 03/07/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
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Just starting building our new home and a local builder mentioned that he had heard about problems with Hardiplank siding. Was not sure what the problem was but may be expansion/contraction and paint retention? Have any of you heard of any problems with the product (not the paint job)?

rpxlpx

09:12AM | 03/11/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Here's the URL for Hardie. http://mfdhousing.com/james_hardie/
Notice that it doesn't mention paint. Someone in another post recently said that they don't guarantee paint sticking. You might want to contact them to see what they say.

LDoyle

03:51PM | 03/11/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
Thanks for the response. Saw one site where they addressed the paint problem and recommended priming with Duron Bond & Seal
(http://www.southface.org/home/sfpubs/sfjv198/fiber.html

5slb6

12:50AM | 03/15/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
On painting Hardie Plank even though they say it is primed it should be primed with an acrylic primer such as Duron Bond-N-seal and finished with Duron Weathershield Acrylic House Paint in satin or semi-gloss. This will seal the surface better and give you great adhesion and better long term durability. Also caulk after you have primed the siding and trim for a longer lasting caulk job as this keeps the resins from the caulk soaking into the raw trim and siding.
Hope this helps out.

5slb6

12:57AM | 03/15/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
You can find the nearest Duron paint store at 180072duron or at duron.com

I have not seen any problems with adhseion on Hardi Plank sinding when the system in the earlier post is used.

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