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Old 10-24-2008, 07:27 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a paint to use to paint my Hardiplank? I know that I will be priming it first, but what paint is best for the job? It will be 100% acrylic topcoat.

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Assuming Hardie does not specifically recommend anything different, a top-line, or near-top flat, matte, or satin water-base paint from an actual paint store (not BigBoxCo) should do fine. Duration from Sherwin as a few fans here. (I haven't seen anybody post about the new Exterior Aura from Ben Moore yet.)

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Sirwired,
Getting the Glidden from big box was my concern. I wanted to see if anyone out there had used the big box paints and what there take has been. I am definitely leaning towards the Duration.

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Assuming Hardie does not specifically recommend anything different, a top-line, or near-top flat, matte, or satin water-base paint from an actual paint store (not BigBoxCo) should do fine. Duration from Sherwin as a few fans here. (I haven't seen anybody post about the new Exterior Aura from Ben Moore yet.)

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The HardiPlank is already Pre-Primed from the factory.

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HardiePlank™ lap siding is the most popular brand of siding in America and can be found on millions of U.S. homes. With its strength, beauty and durability, HardiePlank™ siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates. It comes in a variety of looks and textures, all of which include PrimePlus® sealer and primer, which provide an excellent painting surface. HardiePlank™ lap siding comes with a 50-year transferable limited warranty.
Do as SirWired suggested. Stay away from BigBox stores and stay away from Glidden. Your siding will last a very very long time, you want your paint to last a long time as well. If you get the good stuff to paint it with, we will only hear from you when you get tired of the color, not from your house peeling.

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Matt1970,

Thanks for the thoughts on the paint. I agree with you and SirWired. I am being told at the Sherwin paint store, that although the Hardi products are primed, they still recommend to prime them.
If I am using the Duration® Exterior Latex, Should I need to worry about priming the Hardi?


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Do as SirWired suggested. Stay away from BigBox stores and stay away from Glidden. Your siding will last a very very long time, you want your paint to last a long time as well. If you get the good stuff to paint it with, we will only hear from you when you get tired of the color, not from your house peeling.

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Not that I want to change anything but I've used Lowe's Valspar paint with great results. The last house has SW and I couldn't tell any difference between the two.

WRT priming...on both houses with hardi...neither was primed other than from the factory.

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