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On our South windows (original to the late 50's house) have an area that sits on the brick & has nearly all the paint peeled off clean to the raw wood. The rest of the exterior window frame has paint intact and looks fine. We had these painted about 4 years ago.
This is the area that is always exposed to sun/weather. The wood is extremely dry, but not rotted. What do you think is the best prep? Would a liquid wood hardener be good to use, prior to a primer? What type of primer is best in your experience?
(Linseed oil, was the old cure for dry wood prior to a coat of oil primer)

Any suggestions or experience with this type of an issue? Thanks!
Posts: 9663 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm surprised Sparky or Bob haven't been by. In my experience I've only had the soft wood so used hardener.
Posts: 7206 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I saw this, don't have a recommendation beyond Kilz. Painting is my least favorite DIY activity.

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Posts: 6976 | Location: Cary, North Carolina | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks again metwo (and Sparky...whom I did respond to the other board also).

Got advice to sand smooth, apply Linseed oil to the bare wood, (cut with two parts thinner), paint it on and leave it to dry. For as long as that takes, often several days. Then use an oil base primer. At least this is my plan for now. Wink
Posts: 9663 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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