Caulking of nailholes

Old 04-28-08, 11:47 AM
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Caulking of nailholes

New wood clapboard siding applied, should we caulk nailholes with painter's caulk and wipe smooth, or should some other compound be used that requires sanding?
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Caulking is fine although it may shrink a little and a keen eye will be able to pick out the filled nail holes after it's painted.

Personally I wouldn't use an exterior spackling or any other filler that might require sanding. Painter's putty or window glazing will do a good job of filling the holes although it may require priming to keep it from bleeding thru certain paints.

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