Looking for advice. I have scrapped my exterior wood trim on windows almost
down to bare wood. Now ready to refinish/paint. Do I want to caulk the seams
and gaps in the trim before I paint, after I prime, or after I paint
everything? ANY HELP/OPINIONS APPRECIATED. Thanks
Many years ago, I worked a temp job caulking windows and seams for a
new apartment complex. We caulked first and then painted. Over the
years, I have done both with mixed results - neither of which were bad.
I always prime first (unless there are some large voids), then caulk and
then the finish coat(s).
I was told by an older pro painter that the primer may help seal weathered
wood and allow the caulk to adhere better.
For sure I know that it is easier to wipe any excess off of primed wood than
it is to wipe it off bare wood.
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