Re-painting exterior trim in New England


Old 04-21-04, 08:42 AM
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Re-painting exterior trim in New England is vinyl with white wood trim. The wood trim is peeling in spots. Yes I will power wash and sand to prep. BUT, from there what is the best combination of primer/paint to use for good longevity in New England (-10F to 95F). Is an oil base primer followed by latex the trick? Is it Kilz primer followed by latex or oil? Oil base primer with Oil base paint? 1 coat each? 2 coats each? Need some good experience here. Trim is just white!
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Old 04-21-04, 12:50 PM
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I would suggest an oil primer. Not KILZ, thats a stain sealer and it dries too fast to really penetrate well. Find a good heavy-bodied slow drying alkyd primer. One good coat should be fine. Click here for a good example of a penetrating alkyd primer. If you are concerned, and have the time, second coat it, better safe than sorry.

Finish with 2 coats of high quality latex exterior enamel.
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