How to Paint Board and Batten Siding
Painting board and batten siding can be a great task. Here is how to do this procedure:
Step One - Make Sure Wood Is Correct
Make sure that the wood is not cedar, cypress or redwood since they do not take well to paint. Make sure that the wood to be painted is cured and dry. This is especially important for new siding.
Step Two - Get Rid of Debris on Wood
The wire brush will get rid of debris and algae on the wood. Make sure that soap and water are also used to clean the wood. Rinse the wood with a garden hose after cleaning it.
Step Three - Make Sure That Boards and Battens Are Tight
Use the nails to nail any loose boards. Be sure to drive the nails through the middle of the batten.
Step Four - Apply The Primer
Use the paintbrush or paint sprayer to apply the primer coat.
Step Five - Caulking The Battens
Next the edges of the battens will be caulked with exterior grade silicone caulk.
Step Six - The Final Touch
Use the paint sprayer to apply the topcoat of paint. After the paint dries an extra coat can be added to finish the job.