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Attempting to paint over fascia board on house; layers not covering

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sroberson

Alright, so for those who are a bit more handy than me, i've a question.  

 

I am attempting to put some paint on the spots of the fascia board where paint is peeling off so I can keep water damage from happening...the problem is I am on the second layer of paint and I can still see almost straight through to the wood under it :/ .  How many layers would I need?  I failed to properly prepare the wood by cleaning, sanding, and I believe I don't have a paint/primer mix.  Could that cause a part of the problem?  Could the wood still be sealed even if I can see through the paint job?  From what I understand it should be ok to apply a straight paint job to the wood and expect it to last at least until Summer when I can do a better job....but I am by no means experienced at this and feeling really stupid.  

 

thanks in advanced

 

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Dr. Orange

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPoT1Ar6s9c

 

I did this three years back. I ended up with 5-6 layers of undercoat paint in the end. It always depends on what type of paint your using.

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Apparently my google-fu skills failed to bring up anything decent like that.  I do like how straight and to the point these guys are so maybe i'll save the video for later. Usually I research the heck out of anything before I do it, but for some reason I just leapt in blindly with repairing the fascia.  

 

I guess maybe I expected results too fast, but I was just getting worried because of the weather cooling down (for here anyways) and thought it would be bad to try and paint during 40 - 50 degree weather we tend to get in the Fall.  It'll be layer three tomorrow...maybe i'll remember to mix the paint this time >_>

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