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Unread 06-26-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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Any painters??

I havet been around for a while
been hanging hardie siding! and now painting it
that stuff sucks up latex paint like its stain
I am rolling it on and everywhere i overlap even by a little you can see it
is there any tricks to do this so you cant see the overlaps
im in north carolina and its 98f plus about 80 percent humity
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Unread 06-26-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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I painted a whole house of Hardie siding. I can give a few hints. (I know this isn't about tile, but trying to be helpful).

1. Use good paint. I used Benjamin Moore exterior in Cottage Red. The stuff goes on like cream. Be generous. And you will need to use two coats. I've never seen a paint that looked good with one coat. I brushed in the first coat and then spread on the second fairly thick with a lighter touch. To avoid those lap marks you can't paint on a semi-wet edge. Paint gets sticky fast and that's what shows. Try to get all the way across a board to the seam in one go. Resist the temptation to overlap until that bit is dry.

2. Don't even try to paint in your weather conditions. The paint can probably says that too. I did most of my painting in the morning (shady side) or on cooler cloudy days. If possible, you want a day where it won't rain for at least two days.

I just checked. It's been 6 years since I painted and the finish still looks new. Even with a hail storm or 3. I wish the woodwork was as tough.
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Unread 06-26-2010, 10:29 PM   #3
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My shop is done in hardi siding, both sheets and clapboards. Painted it 5 or 6 years ago. Make sure the hardi has thoroughly dried out if it got rained on during install. A pallet of hardie can hold a lot of water. I used Kilz2 primer, sprayed on, the Behr paint rollerd and brushed. I waited until the weather was well below 105 to paint.
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I waited until the weather was well below 105 to paint.
Paul... well below 105 is exactly what temp?

100 degrees for one whole day around here and old folks are dropping like flies according to the news.

You actually work in these conditions???????

Oh Tile God... I bow to you. Love your work Paul... in all seriousness you lay some damn good Texan tile, amongst other quality work (yeah, I peeked on your website, I can tell). I couldn't afford ya, but I'd buy ya if I could.
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Thank you so much for the kind words.

I can only take responsibility for the craftsmanship. Rarely do I get to decide what tile gets used. I wasn't born with that gene anyway. Sometimes I get to help with the layout and groutlines. I have the luxury of working with some very talented desginers, builders and architects. I consider myself blessed.

Most paints reccommend 90 degrees max. I think you can push that a little but under ideal conditions. High humidity, wind, for example are limiting factors. Its also the substrate temp that's key. If the sun has been beating on that side of the house, the surface temperature may very well be much higher than the ambient temperature.

And of course, as in all things construction; prep work is king. One of the very nice things about Hardie, it can set unpainted for months with no deterioration.
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Unread 06-27-2010, 09:20 AM   #6
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I prefer to purchase the pre-primed Hardi when I'm given the choice. After that, good caulking and good paint (100 percent acrylic) make all the difference.

We generally spray and back-roll the finish paint.

HardiPlank accepts and holds paint better than anything I've ever put on the exterior of a building. I use full dimension rough cedar for all my trim, and when properly primed and painted that holds up 'bout as well as the Hardi. Good product, that.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Paul,

I think I only noticed the craftsmanship. :~}

That's actually what I was referring to.
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