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jyount

06:31AM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 05/02/04
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My husband has been painting 6 panel wood pine doors. He sanded thoroughly, wiped down the doors with a tack, applied 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Primer, caulked all the cracks with Sherwin Williams caulk, and followed with 2 coats of Sherwin Williams Pro Classic semi-gloss. We brought them in the house and within a few weeks, the panels cracked pulling the caulk away as well. We know about expansion & contraction in weather, we have a new humidifier. Any suggestions as to what we are doing wrong? Do we need to caulk around every panel, or are we wasting our time.

June Yount

jyount@wideopenwest.com

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03:57PM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
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DON'T CAULK AROUND THE PANELS AS THEY ARE GOING TO MOVE AND THE BEAD OF CAULK IS SO SMALL IT WILL CRACK.

You need to leave the doors inside the house at least 10 days with dehumidifier running to allow the doors to dry out and shrink up some before you paint them.
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