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Old 03-27-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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My wife and I will be buying a new home within the next year to year and a half. Our current home has the original wood siding on it. We had thought about putting vinyl siding on the house in order to prepare it to sell, but after some thought we've decided to just put a fresh coat of paint on it. Only one side of the house really has much chipping/peeling. There are numerous layers of paint on the house so the areas that are chipped will have some fairly deep voids left behind after scraping. I'm looking for recommendations on products to use on this project. There surely has to be something out there to fill the low spots and provide a nice, flat surface before paint. Also, if there's a recommended procedure (ie, priming and then painting or whatever), I'm all ears. I'd love some recommendations on paint products as well. I don't want to spend $300 on a 5 gallon bucket of paint (like this ceramic paint product that I researched) but I'd like something that will look great and will have some decent life for the next homeowner.

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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No filler that I've ever heard of.
The bad part is if that house is so old and it has that many layers of paint it's sure to be lead based paint.
Peel Away II, UV paint striper, sand blasting, mechanical sripping.
Anyway you look at it a lot of work and time.
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Abatron makes some of the best wood restoration products out there but they are pricey. They perform well and are a delight to use though. WoodEpox would be great for your application as you can use it for any size hole or void and it will not shrink on you. It is a two part epoxy system you mix together. With Abatron you will always get products that have not expired. Watch out if you buy from box stores that often sell outdated epoxies. Nothing worse than epoxy that will not cure.

http://www.abatron.com/buildingandre.../woodepox.html

If you need to strip paint, rent an infrared stripper. Watch the need for lead abatement! Wear protective clothing.

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My wife and I will be buying a new home within the next year to year and a half. Our current home has the original wood siding on it. We had thought about putting vinyl siding on the house in order to prepare it to sell, but after some thought we've decided to just put a fresh coat of paint on it. Only one side of the house really has much chipping/peeling. There are numerous layers of paint on the house so the areas that are chipped will have some fairly deep voids left behind after scraping. I'm looking for recommendations on products to use on this project. There surely has to be something out there to fill the low spots and provide a nice, flat surface before paint. Also, if there's a recommended procedure (ie, priming and then painting or whatever), I'm all ears. I'd love some recommendations on paint products as well. I don't want to spend $300 on a 5 gallon bucket of paint (like this ceramic paint product that I researched) but I'd like something that will look great and will have some decent life for the next homeowner.

Thanks so much for the help. This is a great site and a great community.

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A palm sander with an agressive 60 or 80 grit will make quick work of feathering out the peeling areas. It does take a little time but the results are WELL WELL WELL worth the effort.
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Abatron makes some of the best wood restoration products out there but they are pricey. They perform well and are a delight to use though. WoodEpox would be great for your application as you can use it for any size hole or void and it will not shrink on you. It is a two part epoxy system you mix together. With Abatron you will always get products that have not expired. Watch out if you buy from box stores that often sell outdated epoxies. Nothing worse than epoxy that will not cure.

http://www.abatron.com/buildingandre.../woodepox.html

If you need to strip paint, rent an infrared stripper. Watch the need for lead abatement! Wear protective clothing.
We use Abatron often. They make excellent wood restoration products.
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If you aren't going to completely strip it, prime it with Peel-Bond from XIM. It is a great primer and can be applied 30-40 mils thick to even-out the surface. Use a low-sheen acrylic house paint over this. They weather cleaner than flats and have a sharper, more ey-catching look to them. Just what a home buyer is looking for,,,
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Abatron makes some of the best wood restoration products out there but they are pricey. They perform well and are a delight to use though. WoodEpox would be great for your application as you can use it for any size hole or void and it will not shrink on you. It is a two part epoxy system you mix together. With Abatron you will always get products that have not expired. Watch out if you buy from box stores that often sell outdated epoxies. Nothing worse than epoxy that will not cure.

http://www.abatron.com/buildingandre.../woodepox.html

If you need to strip paint, rent an infrared stripper. Watch the need for lead abatement! Wear protective clothing.
Abatron makes great wood restoration products. I use them often.
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