brush on material for cracks in wood

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Old 09-13-09, 01:00 AM
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brush on material for cracks in wood

Hi all. I have seen guys use this stuff, but I do not know
what it is called or where they got it. guess that's why I'm
a DIY guy (sort of anyway) and they're pros

it was gray in color and apparently cleanup was done with
soap and water. they just brushed it on and it looked great.

seemed to fill all the cracks in old facia board. now I need
some, but don't know what the heck it is. anyone ever
heard of a product like that?

thanks so much!

Bill
 
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I'm a retired professional painter and I'm not aware of anything like you described. When/where did you see it being used? It might be some homemade concoction.

Can you tell us more about the cracks you are wanting to fill? where are they located? could you supply a pic or two?

Most cracks are best filled using caulking. Painter's putty can also be used although it isn't flexable and needs paint to protect and insure it doesn't pop out. Spackling or joint compound can be used on interior applications but again it isn't flexable. There is an elastromeric exterior latex paint that will fill minor cracks but most are formulated for masonary.
 
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hey marksr, thanks!

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Most cracks are best filled using caulking. Painter's putty can also be used although it isn't flexable and needs paint to protect and insure it doesn't pop out. Spackling or joint compound can be used on interior applications but again it isn't flexable. There is an elastromeric exterior latex paint that will fill minor cracks but most are formulated for masonary.
after reading your post, then looking up elastomeric latex
primer on a couple websites, that sounds like the stuff.

there's a few spots that need to be caulked, but for the
most part, it sounds like the primer will work. and yes, it
is usually for masonary applications. but the valspar
brand said it can be used on wood. we shall see

thanks again.
 
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