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Clapboard Siding Misery!
By enchanted 1970's house
Hello everyone! I'm new at this stuff, but I've been reading this forum for months and I've learned so much from you all. Finally realized I should register. I'm hoping you can advise me on one issue...
I'm attempting to renovate a large 1970's dollhouse that originally had no siding. Very carefully I glued on clapboard siding (the kind that comes in overlapping wooden sheets) using Beacon Quik-Grip. After letting each side dry overnight, weighted down and taped, I began to paint it with Kilz primer and regular latex house paint. And then... horrors! The siding began to warp a bit and came up in a few spots! The water-based paint must have overwhelmed the sticking power of the glue.
But even so, the warping was minor enough that I thought I could just get away with squeezing more glue under the lifted edges and weighting them down. It was still not quite as even as it had been before painting, but it seemed... okay.
But THEN... we went away from the house for a couple of hot summer months, and when we came back I saw that the humidity had done a number on the siding. MORE warping! I ended up scraping off one entire side of it.
Do you have any advice to keep this from happening again? Is there another kind of paint I could use that might impart less moisture to the wood?
I finished the outside of my house ALL of it! Yay! Its my first house. I have been finding amazing videos along the way. I even found what kind of paper to use to get a painted house look and big enough to not have seems. Now i am ready to put the paper on and put all the trim on, door, window, baseboard, and crown molding. However i want it still able to come off and change if i ever want it too or to access the lights. I went with the round wire lights. I have cut my grooves and taped the wires in those grooves and down. I am so ready to cover it all up now and start making the inside look as awesome as the outside! So i need glue tecomindations that arent so perminent.
What kind of glue should I use for tiny tiny bay window brackets
I am building a Beacon Hill dollhouse. I have tried to stop using hot glue ever since it was pointed out to me that hot glue won't keep as well in my dollhouse long term. I've been using mostly wood glue, which has worked well. Now I'm doing step Y - exterior trim. I used wood glue last night to attach the very small, single thickness bay window brackets. However, I just took the tape off and they snap right off with any pressure at all. It doesn't seem like wood glue did the trick this time. How do I get these little guys to stay put?
What glue is best for birch veneer siding and shingles?
Working on the Beacon Hill and am about to put up siding. Instructions suggest hot glue but I've read many postings on this forum suggesting never to use hot glue. Instructions say to avoid using white glue due to moisture in the glue warping the siding. Then I've read in Gina's blog, she uses Aileen's Tacky glue. Any other suggestions?