Siding & Trim


Old 08-14-06, 09:37 PM
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Siding & Trim

We have a new storage building with SmartSide siding and 1x4 cedar trim. We want to paint the siding a light tan and use semi-transparent stain on the trim. Both paint and stain will be latex based. What kind (if any) of caulk should I use at the junction of the trim and the siding? I want to be able to easily re-stain the trim at a later date because I know the stain generally won't last as long as the paint.

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Old 08-15-06, 03:27 AM
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Many brands are paintable and stainable, so you will need to look for one of those. Just make sure you don't use pure silicone or butyl rubber, as they won't stain. Dap makes a pretty good line of caulks.
Old 08-15-06, 05:10 AM
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Latex stain will cover most any latex caulk. Personally I'm not fond of DAP caulks, I prefer to use the white lightning brand. Whatever brand you use make sure it is siliconized acrylic latex caulk - they hold up the best [not counting specility caulks]
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