Priming Wood Clapboards Extends their Life and Ensures a Longer Lasting Paint Job
By Mark J. Donovan
||When installing clapboards on your home, or even making a clapboard repair patch, make sure to prime all sides of the clapboards before installing them. This includes the cut ends and the top and bottom edges of the clapboards. Yes, priming all the clapboard siding surfaces will increase the amount of time it takes to install the clapboards, but it will pay off in spades down the road. You’ll save a lot of money and time in the future by following this small but important tip.
By priming all six sides of the siding clapboard you’ll provide a moisture barrier to all sides of the wood.
Consequently, you will be protecting the clapboard wood from moisture penetration, and as a result, extending the life of the clapboards. It is important to note that even the non-exposed back surfaces of the clapboards can absorb moisture and humidity. So just priming the exposed and cut-end surfaces is not good enough.
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