Removing something screwed to Hardie siding


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Old 11-08-16, 06:59 PM
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Removing something screwed to Hardie siding

My house has Hardie siding, and I have one of those crappy plastic hose reels screwed into it.

Once I remove it, what should I do? A little silicone caulk in the screw holes?
 
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Old 11-08-16, 07:11 PM
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The best thing to use would be a color matched tube of OSI Quad. Otherwise use any printable caulk that meets ASTM-C920. Plain silicone is not paintable. It needs to be primed with a pigmented shellac before it can be painted.
 
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Old 11-09-16, 02:49 AM
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Do not use silicone caulk! As stated above it isn't paintable and even priming it with pigmented shellac can be problematic. If the Hardie is painted I'd use a siliconized acrylic latex caulk [it's paintable] or try and color match the caulk if the Hardie is prefinished. You could also use a clear latex caulk.
 
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Old 11-09-16, 11:18 AM
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OK, thanks! It's two holes, so the color match Quad may be overkill (the Hardie was prefinished), although the holes definitely will be visible. I will get some clear latex for now. My primary concern is protection, not cosmetic.
 
 

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