Patching Small Holes in Siding

Old 10-23-17, 09:56 AM
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Question Patching Small Holes in Siding

I'm in a new construction home. Siding is that composite cement stuff (Hardie Board is what it is called, I believe). A few of the panels have a couple small screw-sized holes in them that I'd like to patch and paint. What's the best way to do that? A good exterior spackle, or is there some sort of cement-based patch I should use instead?
Old 10-23-17, 12:24 PM
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I use painters caulk. Just squirt it into the hole so it's flush with the surface. Let it dry and paint.
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I also use just caulking.
It only takes a tiny dab then wipe the area with a damp stiff sponge laying flat.
You want to fill the hole not have it on the face of the siding.
DO not use silicone!
Use Acrilic Latex.
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I'd also use latex caulk. Caulking does shrink a little so isn't the best choice for larger repairs.

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