exterior painting question


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Old 07-06-06, 11:51 AM
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exterior painting question

i just repaired some rotted out clapboard siding with some "bondo" plastic auto body putty. Yeah! thats right,"Bondo". Came out well,now i have to prime and paint to match the clapboards.
What do i use to prime the bondo and surrounding clapboard ? Finish coat?
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Old 07-06-06, 12:23 PM
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Nothing wrong with using bondo to patch the siding.

Use an exterior oil base wood primer to prime the bondo and any raw wood. The top coat should be similiar to what is on the rest of the siding.
 
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Thanks for your reply. Would a semi-gloss,or flat latex be o.k. for finish coat?
 
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Depends on what you like. Flat will help to hide imperfections [not saying you have any ] while a gloss may tend to highlight them.

Most exterior paints come in flat, satin and gloss.
 
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marksr,

Thanks for your reply and advice. I'll go with a flat or satin finish to help hide any of my mistakes.
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does the choice of flat, satin or semi gloss affect dirt attraction or mildew? I thought I heard it did but can't remember where so i don't know how reliable that is
 
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Old 07-08-06, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by joey
does the choice of flat, satin or semi gloss affect dirt attraction or mildew?
Kinda, but that's more of an issue with interior paints
Most exterior paints have mildecide
 
 

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