Painting Abitibi Siding


Old 06-01-06, 09:25 AM
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Question Painting Abitibi Siding

I bought our first house two years ago and have started to notice paint starting to flake off in places on my siding. My question is are there any special steps or considerations that I need to be aware of when painting abitibi siding. Someone has told me that you need to have the abitibi sandblasted to remove the old paint in order for the paint to actually adhere to the siding.
I probably have not provided enough information here but will provide more if there are questions.

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Old 06-01-06, 11:04 AM
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Welcome to the forums Bill

I don't know that I'm familiar with abitibi but I do know quite a bit about painting. Generally only the paint that is loose needs to be removed. This is usually done with scraping and/or sanding. Priming is usually needed on raw areas but may also be necesarry to correct problem surfaces such as chaulkiness that wouldn't wash off.
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Bad post I recon from: marksr. abitibi siding sounds like a prouduct from India that never made it here.LOL
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Made by ABTCo and similar to masonite. I don't know if it is still made.
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If it is similiar to masonite you need to use an oil base primer on any of the exposed areas. Masonite is better sanded than scraped and must be kept well painted to prevent damage from moisture. Latex is fine for finish coat.

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