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Painting Spanish Cedar

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We've installed Spanish Cedar on the exterior/interior of a new addition to our house. Within a year most of the exterior paint (especially sun drenched areas) was crazed or peeling. The wood is coated with oil exterior primer and Sherman williams exterior latex paint (2coats). After my initial analysis, it's definitly the wood causing the problem.


We need to repaint but I want to properly prep the surface so I don't have a recurrance of the same issue. Unfortunatly, I feel that I may need to strip off all the existing coating, unless someone has a better idea.


Any thoughts on how to paint this wood/

(post #74848, reply #1 of 4)

Greetings John,


As a first time poster Welcome to Breaktime.


This post, in response to your question, will bump the thread through the 'recent discussion' listing again.


Perhaps it will catch someone's attention that can help you with advice.


Cheers


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(post #74848, reply #2 of 4)

Let's try this once more since John came back to check his post.


 


 

 

(post #74848, reply #4 of 4)

as always, thanks, rez

 

 


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(post #74848, reply #3 of 4)

Most cedars and trropical woods have more extreme tannins and resins that interfere with paint bonding. Special primers are formulated for these woods and for fir. The folks at SW stores should be able to fit you with something that works with your finish paint and your wood.

 

 


Welcome to the
Taunton University of
Knowledge FHB Campus at Breaktime.
 where ...
Excellence is its own reward!

 

 

Oh Well,

We did the best we could...