Duramax Exterior paint professes that primer is not needed. Is this
true? Do you suppose it would work better with a primer? It claims to
absorb into tiny fractures in the wood and basically smooths them out
leaving the serface flush smooth. My concern is the type of wood used
on my house doesn't hold paint well as it has it's own oils. I'm
wondering how well it'll work with Duramax. There's supposedly a
lifetime guarantee - whatever that means.
Call the best, most reputable painting contractors in the area and ask
the what paint they use. Look for premium _regional_ brands formulated
to your climate. For example, here in Dallas there are a few regional
brands that are formulated especially for the Texas heat. The national
brands are formulated for use all over the country and don't hold up as
well as those specially made for the climate.
Snow versus 105 degree heat require different chemistry.
Do not rule out Sears Weather Life Time warranty polyurethane paint. It has
similar characteristics. I have use it on numerous occasions and am very
impressed with its coverage and ability to go over dirty, moldy and chalky
IIRC Sherwin Williams has the same paint under their own name. Actually
they make it for Sears.
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