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10:10AM | 11/02/03
Member Since: 11/01/03
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Hi guys,

I purchased a house that is a little over a 100 years old in Pepperell, MA.. I scrapped using paint stripper and belt sanded one side of the original clap board siding of the house. Then I primed that same side of the house on October 15, 2003 and because of the weather changing, getting colder I most likely will not be able to apply the finish coat of paint until the Spring of 2004. My Question: is will I have to re-prime that side of the house prior to applying the finish coat in the Spring of 2004. I ask because I have read a couple of articles which expressed that the primer begins to break down after a 4 weeks period of time. The articles claim that whatever properties in the primer, which allows the paint to adhere to it breaks down within a 4 week period of time. TRUE or FALSE

Thanks for your insight


03:16PM | 11/03/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes you are correct in that primer should not be left uncoated for over 30 days as it starts to break down as primers are not made to take the weather, that is what the finish paint is for. If you are going to all the trouble to do all this work on this house you need to pick your days and get a finish coat of paint over the primer. It may take you a few hours here and there to get it done. If you are going to finish with an acrylic house paint (at least that is what I would use) you can get on one coat now and do the second coat next spring as you should apply two finish coats anyway.

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