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hatrabbit 01-03-2010 08:47 AM

Need a tough paint
Hi… I have to repaint my exterior shutters every few years. This side of the house gets blasted by sun every afternoon, and is only a couple of miles from the beach. In the past I've used latex exterior primer and paint, is there something else that would give better sun and salt air resistance? What about rattle can spray? Thanks

Nestor_Kelebay 01-03-2010 06:35 PM

My experience is that oil based paints are more durable outdoors than latex paints. If it wuz me, I would scrape any loose latex paint off, prime any bare wood with an exterior alkyd primer and paint over everything with an exterior alkyd paint.

frozenstar 01-21-2010 11:33 PM

That sounds great Nestor! :) I've been planning to paint a wall outside my house that has direct sunlight heat as well. Hope this will work better.

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