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Old 07-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Prep Old Masonite Siding for Re-paint


Our 20 year old Masonite lap siding (on second floor only) and soffit must be well cleaned before re-painting. A number of years ago I unwisely allowed vines to grow up the siding and along the soffit. Upon clearing off the vines many of their "grabbers" remained stuck. We were told by a siding salesman excess high pressure washing, scraping and or wire brushing to remove the remanents of the vines may deface/destroy the old Masonite lap siding. We are hoping a professional painter may provide alternative cleaning methods. Also, if this old Masonite facing is so fragile will high quality re-painting (SW Superpaint) and chauliking ensure the sidings future very long term life.

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Thank you in advance for your advice.


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Those "grabbers" are a real pain to get rid of on any surface.I scrape with a sharp 5 in one and then sand.On masonite I would hand sand with probably a 100 or 150.Be very careful not to sand it too much as the old siding can easily be sanded through.

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Our house had that on it when we bought it from the original owners who apparently never did any maintenance or upkeep. Didn't even need tools to pull it off when we replaced it. In my very inexperienced opinion, long-term and old Masonite are contradictory terms, even with superpaint.
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