Forum Title: Wet Edge on Clapboards
Hi, Putting in an estimate for the south facing side of a big house. Plan on using BM high build Moorguard. I really do not do a lot of big exterior jobs like this and I am wondering about the importance of keeping a wet edge. If I am doing two coats, do I need to worry about a wet edge on the first coat? And, since I am doing two coats, how much of a concern is keeping a wet edge at all? If the purpose of keeping a wet edge is to prevent putting, what becomes, a second coat on (because the first area that was painted has been allowed to dry), is there really that much of a concern if I am going to be putting a second coat on anyways? And, if keeping a wet edge is really important, how many clapboards should I paint at one time?
Category: Painter Post By: JACKIE HAYNES (Plymouth, MN), 07/27/2019

You need to keep a wet edge because overlapping dry can and usually does cause lap marks because of a change in texture. Lap marks from first coat can show through the second. It will happen on both smooth and rough claps. Work 3-4 claps laterally from corner to corner. Move down and repeat.

- RICK CONTRERAS (Whittier, CA), 08/11/2019

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