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Old 08-17-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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I need to paint the window crossheads on the outside of my house. Two of them pose a problem. The existing paint is crackled for lack of a better term. Since the cross heads are a foam material, I cannot scrape away the old crackling paint. I need to find some way to smooth it out to repaint it. I also can't really sand it or it will ruin the foam material. Do you think using a spray paint will fill it in enough to eventually get a smooth looking finish with several applications? Or is there something I can brush over the crackling paint to smooth it over before painting? I hope my description makes sense. Thank you.

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Really need a picture.
No form of paint is going to fix cracking.

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Old 08-17-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
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There are specialty primers for that purpose. They don't exactly create a perfectly smooth surface, but can help make a more uniform surface and prevent future cracking.

Here is one example that is widely available.
http://www.rustoleum.com/about-rust-...inding-primer/

Another option is to fill the cracks with caulk. I will sometimes do this with cracking lead paint rather than remove it when removal is not a good option.
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Thanks jmayspaint! That may be just what i need.

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