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trying to fill vertical heavy hairline cracks on previously painted ,(8 coats in 20 yrs.,tex.111 wood siding....... too too many to glaze...only on certain sheets.....is there anything i can add to a good latex to thicken enough to fill and stay filled......tried 4 coats / brush in a bad area but cracks reopened in a day or two.....:cursing: :cursing: :cry: :cry:
 

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trying to fill vertical heavy hairline cracks on previously painted ,(8 coats in 20 yrs.,tex.111 wood siding....... too too many to glaze...only on certain sheets.....is there anything i can add to a good latex to thicken enough to fill and stay filled......tried 4 coats / brush in a bad area but cracks reopened in a day or two.....
I am curious if anyone else considered the details presented in this post.

It's in FL... hot & humid
"Salty Senior" might lead me to believe it's near the coast?
Conditions are such as it has been painted almost every other year!
The siding is a laminated product.
"Tried 4 coats" this time?

1. There is a limit to the number of coats a surface will support.
2. T-111 plywood siding is probably near the end of it's effective life.
3. It is wrong to expect a silk purse from a sow's ear.
4. Next failure will be sooner and worse!
5. There's only so much you can do, until you blast it w elastomeric to glue the whole thing together.

Pushing the envelope is what gives workmen a bad name.

Inform the client... You need a carpenter!
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