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Startingover 11-28-2013 04:55 PM

exterior paint for wood trim
I'm no where near ready to think about painting exterior trim. But, in order to put new weatherstripping up I need to paint the wood trim around a door.

S.W. said to use 'Resilience'. Is that the best choice, in the opinion of those here?

The old paint looks good, I just want a different color, but I suppose I have to sand it a little?


joecaption 11-28-2013 07:35 PM

Got a picture of this trim?
Why not just remove and replace with PVC and never have to worry about it again.

Gymschu 11-28-2013 08:17 PM

Maybe a light sanding, clean, topcoat with SW's Superpaint.

ToolSeeker 11-28-2013 08:33 PM

Or SW ASE(all surface enamel). All the paint co. have good choices for ext. trim. I personally have not had good results with box store paint. Looked good when applied but really seemed to dull quickly.

joecaption 11-28-2013 08:59 PM

The reviews on it look pretty bad.

ltd 11-28-2013 09:35 PM

nothing wrong with resilience ,its good paint. superpaint or duration is better imho . mabey you only needed a qt. and in a lot of s/w stores resilience is all they have in qts.:thumbsup:

Startingover 11-28-2013 10:40 PM

will post a photo tomorrow. (see below)

Joe, I wouldn't be capable of replacing the trim.

Yes, a quart is all I need for now.

The guy who used to wait on me at S.W. and who I liked the best, took a sales rep job and is no longer there, so I appreciate the advice.

Someone here, 1.5 yrs ago, when I bought this house, recommended Super Paint and I painted the entire house with it and have been very pleased. I just didn't know you could use it outside. But I'm going to use Duration.

Startingover 11-29-2013 09:13 AM

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Gymschu 11-29-2013 09:22 AM

SO, yes, SW makes an interior version and an exterior version of SuperPaint. The ext. version comes in a gold colored can, the int. version in a blue colored can. Make sure you tell them exterior!

And, finally, you may just want to buy a gallon as it is about the same price as a quart.

Oops, skip all of that, I see you are getting Duration!

joecaption 11-29-2013 09:23 AM

If that door gets direct sun it never should have been painted that dark color.
It's going to fade, act like a heat sink and transfer the heat to the inside of the house and can do damage to the door.

Startingover 11-29-2013 09:48 AM

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It's an East door. The double garage overhead door was the same dark brown and turned very chalky orange from the south sun.

I was going with S.W.'s "Tower Tan" sample on the door, but think I want it slightly darker.

Gymschu: I won't have time to start on the overhead garage door till next spring, so should I still buy a gallon?

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ToolSeeker 11-29-2013 10:56 AM

Yes buy the gallon when finished seal tight and will be good in the spring. Keep it somewhere so it won't freeze.

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