18 year old 10 inch lap siding, originally stained, not maintained since. Boards cracking, cupping, etc. - Rescrewed boards to studs - great so far. Here is where I screwed up I think - used a paintable siliconized caulk to caulk the cracks in the boards. Painting over it with an acrylic latex flat Bark brown paint.
The caulk is showing through with a shiny sheen compared to the flat wood - the color matches up well, the the sheen shows through - looks pretty bad.
The good news - only painted a couple of boards, the bad news - caulked the entire wall.
Tried sanding and then painting - didn't work. Multiple coats of paint begin to hide it, but by making the flat part of the wood look shinier to match the caulk - and then the wood doesn't even look like wood anymore
Is there any way to treat the caulk with some sort of primer so that when I paint it it will not show through with a sheen ? Any technique I can use to salvage this ?
Your help is much appreciated !!!
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