My neighbor the house painter has mentioned primers that will stick to
silicone caulk, not that I have any brand names to suggest. Check with a
local paint store, preferably one that pro's use. I wouldn't be surprised if
you had to etch the silicone surface a bit.
That BIN primer is great for sealing stains and nicotined walls, BTW.
PS I'm glad to be back at ShopTalk after almost a year's absence. My garage
is almost signed off. So I'll probably be talking about shop fitments.
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Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 7:14 AM
Subject: Painting over Silicone
Does anyone have a method for painting over silicone chalking?
There were a bunch of places in the house and shop that the previous owner
used clear silicone chalk to fill in the weather stripping around windows
Well, I need to paint these areas now and all paints seem to "bead up" on
the silicone. I've tried a "BIN Primer Shellac" at the recommendation of
the Home Depot droid to no avail.
Anyone have any ideas? (short of stripping it all and re-chalking it?)