Exterior lap plywood in bad shape.

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Old 03-22-04, 04:17 PM
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Exterior lap plywood in bad shape.

The lap plywood siding on my home is cracked & splintered in many areas faceing south & west. It looks like it would take allot of thick paint to fill all of these cracks & splintering. I plan on using Benjamin Moore. Whats the best way to go about painting this? & which B.M. paint will fill the best?

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Old 03-22-04, 07:33 PM
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Paint doesn't fill, it covers. Use exterior spackling for the cracks, or a good caulking might do the trick too.
 
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Thanks prowallguy

Will I need to prime after the exterior spackling? Which would you use?

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Old 03-23-04, 07:24 PM
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If the cracks are larger than 3/8", I would spackle them. If smaller, caulk will do.

Always prime on exterior. If spackling, prime after its spackled.
If caulking, prime before caulking.
 
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