Latest Discussions : Painting


01:38PM | 07/02/02
Member Since: 07/01/02
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Several years back we bought a small house that appeared to have relatively new paint. Five years later, the paint on the southern exposure is peeling. The northern exposure has a tendency to 'green up' during the summer, with help from the A/C unit constantly blowing hot air over it. Now, here's the problem. BTW, the house is near Atlanta.
Apparently the latex paint previously applied was not done over primer. The base wood is rough sawn Cedar (horizontal siding). After scraping, and then using a wire brush, you can still pick and pull small sections of the old paint from the wood. Since it is rough sawn, the valleys retain the paint during scraping, and the wire brush does not really get to the old paint.

What would be the best approach to this problem short of sanding flat or replacing the siding. Which primer should be used on the bare wood, and to help adhere the remaining paint, (by remaining, I mean that paint that is not scraped and wire brushed)



01:09PM | 07/06/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
I suggest you call a friend of mine, since you are around Atlanta. He is a propainter and can help you with your problem. Contact Brent at 770-367-2947. The primer for cedar is special. You also may have moisture problems. You can contact me at 404-684-9111 for a better conversation about your problem. Ask for Lenny. If I'm not there, I'll get to you.

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