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I have dubious honor of working outside on painting project when I might otherwise be outside shoveling snow. This is a rehab project that is just about finished with prep and ready to start paint. Anybody tried the waterproofing sealer route? I've heard about it before and seen Tsunamis post on it. I used CPES before on rotted window trim, but don't want the expense and hassle of coating entire two story house. I'm trying to figure out what would be compatible with top coat like Duration. I've gotten into a project a bit out of my field. Stripping and painting exterior of a 1940's Sears house outside of Houston. T-105 yellow pine siding. Paint ok under eaves and porch, but peeling and alligatored 2 feet below eaves. UV weathering on South and West exposures, mildew and moss on East and North exposures. Doing lead abatement stripping and vacuum sanding. Pulled all the caulking out between the boards.
Follow up question: Should caulking be replaced between boards? The lap is only a 1/2" x 1/2" rabbet. There is no vapor barrier in the walls of this old house. Humidity problems seem to be outside the house in this region.
I'm a Wisconsin cheesehead and everything seems backwards down here.

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