Canmore has the some of the harshest weather this country has to offer. The constant freezing and warming will do a number on your exterior. Moisture will fight to escape from the wood surface, peeling away at the paint. Also, poor surface preparation will always cause problems to alpine painting projects.
In order for a paint job to stand up to Canmore’s weather, here are a few tips.
1. Remove all loose, flaking paint with 80 or 100 grit sandpaper, scuff all other surface areas so the paint can penetrate the wood.
2. Caulk all cracks, joints and gaps on the exterior siding. This will prevent any moisture from settling in the wood. This also helps trap heat in the home which keeps heating bills down in the winter.
3. Use a Sikkens Log and Siding Finish or Rubbol Siding Finish. These paint and stain products are the best on the market at this time.