repair for dried surface on trim

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Old 07-03-08, 06:35 PM
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Question repair for dried surface on trim

I am repainting the garage.
the 2x6 (treated) trim around the garage doors (12 yrs old)
did not hold paint very well & the west side (afternoon) sun has sorta cooked the surface.
I have scraped & sanded as to prep for paint, but the surface needs some sort of filler.
any suggestions "welcomed"
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Did you use a good primer first? Our paint guys will want to know.
 
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it was painted 11-12 trs ago, i dont recall about primer.
the field of the garage is hardi plank& has held the paint well.
( i want to change colors)
it is just the treated 2x lumber that did not hold paint well & the west facing side that is dried / cooked/ grainy.
I was looking for a paste type exterior filler to try & fill/restore the surface, before prime & paint.
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The paint probably failed on the PT because it was fresh/wet from the pt process.

If I understand correctly, you want to fill the areas that have peeled so they are level with the painted areas. If so, you can use an exterior spackling, sand lightly when dry and apply an oil base primer.

IMO it is better to aggressvely sand the transision from paint to raw wood! There is always a chance that the spackling could pop loose later

I just reread your post and if it is cracks in the wood - these are best filled with caulking. It looks and preforms best if you just caulk the crack. Use a wet rag/sponge to remove any excess cauk off of the face of the wood.
 
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Old 07-04-08, 05:40 AM
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not tring to level the surfaces.
the "caulk" soloution sounds feasable,I was looking for some thing more in bulk/ in a can/ that coulld be trowled on with a 3" putty knife.
Mike
 
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