Forum Title: Masonite siding...how to handle exposed bottom lips?
Yes, I know the answer is to tell the homeowner to get new siding. I don't know do much exterior work and I can't get a consensus on how to handle masonite where the paper is exposed on the bottom lips. And there's a lot of it on the house I'm estimating. I've read everything from, spot prime first with oil, then powerwash the house (i.e. don't get the exposed masonite wet), to don't use oil, the masonite needs to breathe. Homeowner wants to save for vinyl and wants paint job to last at least 3 years. He also only wants one coat (against my advice), so I'll be using BM Regal High Build. I'm tempted to not waste time on the garbage siding, PW and wait a few days for it to dry, then just paint it without priming since I feel most solutions are futile in the long run.
Category: Painter Post By: YVONNE CURTIS (Coeur d'Alene, ID), 07/14/2019

Quote: Originally Posted by 804 Paint Yes, I know the answer is to tell the homeowner to get new siding. I don't know do much exterior work and I can't get a consensus on how to handle masonite where the paper is exposed on the bottom lips. And there's a lot of it on the house I'm estimating. I've read everything from, spot prime first with oil, then powerwash the house (i.e. don't get the exposed masonite wet), to don't use oil, the masonite needs to breathe. Homeowner wants to save for vinyl and wants paint job to last at least 3 years. He also only wants one coat (against my advice), so I'll be using BM Regal High Build.I'm tempted to not waste time on the garbage siding, PW and wait a few days for it to dry, then just paint it without priming since I feel most solutions are futile in the long run. That last sentence is the way I would approach it. It's essentially putting lipstick on a hog so there's no point in getting too picky about it.

- DENISE RICHARDSON (Melbourne, FL), 08/04/2019

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