What is it and what was it for?
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House is 28 yrs old. I have found on the trimboards that there is a grey
paperlike (?) coating under the paint. It appears to be factory
installed.When exposed material gets wet it gets soft and mushy. If it
has been wet for a few minutes, a pressure washer will just melt & blow
away leaving the bare wood.
Backside of board. Grey paper all on front. Wraps over one edge to
back. The paper has a thickness and you can slide a razor blade from the
bare wood to the paper and get under the paper.
Backside 2: nother backside pic
Backside 3: and another.
Painted side. Although this was found on the exterior trimboards it
was also found on some of the old boards indoors. This is from a closet
rod bracket which has always been painted around. Grey paper (?) under
layers of paint.