Nail pops in exterior siding.

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Cindy Staff asked 2 years ago

In the prep process how do you repair nail pops in exterior masonite siding?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

Often the nails used to install siding have smooth shanks and are shot with a pneumatic nailer. It's easy to miss the house frame when nailing and have some loose siding.

I renail loose siding where needed as part of the exterior painting preparation. Also I use ring shank nails.

If a nail is loose but into the framing lumber then simply pull it out and replace with a ring shank nail of the same length. If a nail has missed the lumber then you will need to renail, this time hitting the frame. Fill open nail holes with caulking.

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