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RobertG

11:26AM | 03/17/04
Member Since: 03/16/04
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My house is about four years old. A powerwasher used on the siding has cut great holes in the paint on my carport ceiling and above my front porch. The paint is peeling off in any number of places revealing what looks like plain old drywall. It was suggested to me that interior latex was used on the exterior ceiling surfaces, but I can't confirm that. Any ideas on the best way to fix this? I really don't want to have to strip all that paint off and painting over seems unwise..Any thoughts?

5slb6

02:46PM | 03/17/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The only way to fix it will be to remove all the paint and start over or you could put up luan over the drywall and paint that. I have seen that done it works and is easier than removing the paint. I feel that drywall should not be used outside even if you paint it with exterior paint it does not hold very well at all.

You will want to prime the luan with an exterior acrylic primer and finish with 2 coats of acrylic exterior satin finish.

Hope this helps out.
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