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Old 06-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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Oil primer before woodfiller / bondo?!?


I have been stripping the paint off the wood exterior of my house, filling the nail holes, chips and cracks with bondo and then oil priming it for a couple of years now, and I am happy with the results after several winters. I am thinking about hiring a painter to finish the rest of the house, and he mentioned that he oil primes BEFORE he uses bondo. Is that a bad idea?

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Priming before a wood filler can provide a base for the material to adhere to I guess. The abatron wood restoration system for badly damaged wood has a liquid that is applied before the putty-like epoxy.

Bondo would not be my choice for a wood filler but if it is working for you keep going with it I guess. I guess I think of autobody bondo and I think I heard they do have a wood fill product which might be alright.

You still should prime over repairs and patches by the way.

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I don't know why I didn't think of this before. I just called the 1800 number for whoever makes Bondo, and the person told me that it should definitely be applied before primer.
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I have been stripping the paint off the wood exterior of my house, filling the nail holes, chips and cracks with bondo and then oil priming it for a couple of years now, and I am happy with the results after several winters. I am thinking about hiring a painter to finish the rest of the house, and he mentioned that he oil primes BEFORE he uses bondo. Is that a bad idea?

that would be correct for anything, bondo? not sure as I have never used it for that purpose, the painter should know what he , she is doing
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I use this instead of Bondo.
http://www.waterputty.com/

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I use this instead of Bondo.
http://www.waterputty.com/

Which totaly sucks when used on any exterior
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You know. If I captured the posts of a certain poster I would have a great "How Not to Paint" book for my little publishing empire to publish. If I illustrated the suggestions they would almost be humorous at times.
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You know. If I captured the posts of a certain poster I would have a great "How Not to Paint" book for my little publishing empire to publish. If I illustrated the suggestions they would almost be humorous at times.


ALMOST being the operative word

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