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Old 05-08-2010, 09:42 AM   #1
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I want to paint my manufactured home, but don't know if it is stain or paint ,how can I find out?

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Ooph...hard to say from here
Can you be more specific?

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My home is a manufactured home with the composite type of material. I bought some real good exterior paint and some primmer to paint it, however my friend said it is better to use solid stain because then I would not have to primmer, he is assuming it it stain, but I don't know how I am to know. I have a shop to paint too made with the same material so I want to find out before I take on needless extra work.
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oooh, you'd better contact the manufacturer
Though your friend has a point, most of the composite materials I know of take an acrylic (latex) paint (w/o primer btw)
But these days composite can mean a lot of things

Is it that cement-type siding stuff?
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Any way you can take a picture? Oil stain is best but avoid putting it overlatex stain.
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thanks, I thought of taking a chip off and taking it to a home improvement.And yes it has a thick almost plaster look if you you close, I'll get a photo on tomorrow.
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thanks, I thought of taking a chip off and taking it to a home improvement.And yes it has a thick almost plaster look if you you close, I'll get a photo on tomorrow.

BAD idea Take it to a real paint store and get some expert advise, you will no likely get that from a Lowes or Home Depot

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