[I posted this to alt.coatings.paint with no reply so I'm reposting here]
I'm picking up the pieces of a paint job where the painting contractor
attempted to strip some redwood siding with peelaway. Long story->short
story he's out of here and I need to figure out what to prime it with.
Normally I use two coats of an alkyd based primer over redwood (followed by
two coats of latex paint) and it seems to prevent the redwood from staining
through. Peelaway requires the use of a latex primer. Any suggests on what
Other complicating factors: The siding had the crap beat out of it and will
need extensive sanding and epoxy and some boards will be replaced out
The contractor planned on using "Kelly Moore 255 Stain Resistant Acrylic
Primer", which I've never used. Is this any good and will it prevent
staining as advertised? Is there a better product for the job? I'm not
looking for a low cost solution, the house is pretty sweet and deserves the
Also the guy used a lot of bondo to level and even to hide where one of his
guys ripped out some siding. It's failing all over the place. Is there a
good way to remove the stuff?
I'm also looking for a different stripping method for areas that have been
hit with the peelaway. Has anyone had experience with the "Silent Paint
Remover" thing. It sounds pretty cool, but what product doesn't?
Thanks for the info.