T1-11 filling in grooves to create smooth surface


  #1  
Old 09-17-07, 08:35 PM
K
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
T1-11 filling in grooves to create smooth surface

I have T1-11 exterior siding and I'm wondering if there is a product that I can use to fill in the grooves to create a smooth surface that I can then paint with a textured paint. I'm trying to get a stucco look without the expense. Any info is greatly appreciated
 
  #2  
Old 09-18-07, 04:29 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 48,150
Received 404 Votes on 360 Posts
Welcome to the forums!

I suppose you could fill the grooves with durhams rock hard putty. Is texture paint even rated for exterior use?

Overall I think this is a bad idea. What happens if the texture paint [or paint/primer underneath] looses it's bond?
 
  #3  
Old 09-18-07, 05:16 AM
K
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
what other options are there to get a stucco look?

The house is a modified "A" and has a really southwest feel to it- are there any other options that I can do myself to give it a "stucco-ish" look?
 
  #4  
Old 09-18-07, 05:52 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 48,150
Received 404 Votes on 360 Posts
I'm not a mason but T-111 should be fairly easy to stucco over - felt, wire lath and then 2 coats stucco. Probably not a diy project and the labor would be a good portion of the cost

Masonite used to make 4'x8' panels that resembled stucco. While I wouldn't recomend using any masonite there might be otheres that have a similiar product.
 
  #5  
Old 09-18-07, 06:52 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 27,163
Received 938 Votes on 856 Posts
Hardipanel Stucco comes in 4x8, 4x9, 4x10 sheets.
 
  #6  
Old 09-27-07, 07:17 PM
K
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
What about EIFS?

Someone told me to check into EIFS- does anyone know if this is a good exterior choice for a home?
 
  #7  
Old 09-27-07, 08:26 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 27,163
Received 938 Votes on 856 Posts
It might be. Certain climates have reported big problems with EIFS, however. Perhaps that was because of installation errors that have been corrected. At any rate, EIFS is basically just a thin coating over styrofoam. It's not as durable as stucco (hail will dent it) and patching it creates color matching problems. But it looks nice! Not sure how cost compares, but I believe it is labor saving as compared to the traditional 3 coat stucco. Perhaps that means it's 2/3 the cost of stucco, which means it is still a very expensive option.

The 4x10 sheets of hardipanel stucco I mentioned are $40, or $1 per sq. ft for materials alone. I believe it's your most cost effective alternative, and it could be installed directly over your T1-11.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: