11:44AM | 08/21/04
Member Since: 08/20/04
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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 !!!


02:19AM | 08/23/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Some caulks will do this and the shiney spots may dull down over time as the paint cures out(up to 30 days). I don't know of a primer that will take care of this.

If you used a 100 percent silicone caulk you may need to let it cure 2 to 3 days before you apply paint over it to help reduce this problem.
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