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    Author(s): R. Sam Williams
    Date: 2005
    Source: Journal of architectural coatings. (July 2005): pages 56-60.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Contrary to what might be called popular myth, research shows that allowing exterior wood surfaces to weather before applying paint does not help the cause of long-term coating performance. Instead, weathering prior to painting has been shown to contribute significantly to premature failure of the finish due to loss of adhesion.

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    Williams, R. Sam. 2005. Don’t get (sun) burned : exposing exterior wood to the weather prior to painting contributes to finish failure. Journal of architectural coatings. (July 2005): pages 56-60.


    Finishes, finishing, paint deterioration, adhesion, coatings deterioration, deterioration, weathering, paint, coatings

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