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Posted by Bruce Ridenour on May 2nd, 2002 04:02 PM
In reply to Painting around skylights by Rodo on May 2nd, 2002 05:52 AM [Go to top of thread]

The more apropriate question here is what kind of primer should you use. I'd reccomend that you use an oil based primer such as KILZ or CoverStain. Add a little Penetrol to it so it penetrates the surface well, and then you can paint it with whatever you wish. If you have a mildew problem up there as well, you should treat it with bleach before priming (allow it to dry overnight before applying primer)and then use PermaWhite as your finish paint.

A note here, I have found that skylights are a bit of a maintainance problem. My belief is that it's a combination of heat, sun and moisture. I feel that latex paints are better at handling those conditions, but latex primers don't have the adhesion properties for those conditions.

Hope that helps

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