Issue with filling in nail holes

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Old 04-09-17, 01:03 AM
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Issue with filling in nail holes

Hi Guys - I have had a frustrating problem with filling nail holes in weatherboards/sidings. The weatherboards/siding are new and I filled each nail hole with the following filler:

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/polyfilla...450g_p00246716

After sanding back the surface, the filled in section has tiny holes in it and also stands out after painting. I have attached a photo to help demonstrate the problem.

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Any idea what might be causing this? Filled around 40 holes and it's occurred to around 15 of them. Others are fine. Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 04-09-17, 04:15 AM
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Doesn't look that bad to me - I've seen a lot worse I'd just smear a little caulk over the offending areas and paint. Might not look bad with just a full coat of paint.
 
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Ha! Maybe I'm to much of a perfectionist. Thank you.
 
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Old 04-09-17, 04:42 AM
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Stand back at the street and see if you can locate any of the nails.
 
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It looks perfect from here. Call it character, or whatever you want, but, regardless, I prefer it to the alternatives, vinyl, aluminum, or whatever. Not saying they are bad, but you've got something that a lot of homeowners don't. Yes, it requires more maintenance, and yes, you are going to see nail heads, but you're going to like it. As mentioned, step back a bit, and take in as a whole. Don't concentrate on small areas.
 
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