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Old 09-01-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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My contractor put up a pergola using laminated beams. He told me to sand it and then paint it. (The laminated wood came with a wax coating) I did this and painted it. The paint is coming off and to make matters worse, the beams are delaminating when you look down on them. (We have a small deck on the pergola which covers the first five feet out from the house.) I think I can fix the de-lamination and to protect it from water, I think I can use the sealant I use on my camp trailer roof which is a self leveling, highly adhesive, rubber compound. What does anyone think of that idea, and is there some special coating paint which will protect and adhere to the laminated wood. I would REALLY appreciate an answer to this problem.


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To paint them you would lightly sand to roughen the surface a little, then apply a bonding primer, followed by two coats of quality exterior paint

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What would you consider a Bonding primer. I used Zinser Blue Bullseye last time. I always had great luck before, but it didn't work on this stuff.

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What would you consider a Bonding primer. I used Zinser Blue Bullseye last time. I always had great luck before, but it didn't work on this stuff.

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XIM Primer. Sticks to ANYTHING in the world. No joke!!!!!
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You say this with such confidence, I think my problem may be solved. I thank you for the tip and will buy some of that primer tomorrow, despite our mini hurricane here.

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