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IRC: Exterior Coatings For Wood
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction, Building Digest report has some very detailed info on the various types of exterior finishing for wood. 1967 (PDF)

US FPL: Clear Exterior Finishes
US Forest Products Laboratory describes clear exterior finishing issues, products and procedures. (PDF)

Dulux: Problems & Solutions With Exterior Paint
Dulux site provides brief info on various problems on exterior finishing (with pictures) along with suggested solutions. For each problem you’ll find a guide to identifying it, it's causes, solutions and in some cases, how to prevent the problem from happening altogether.

Fine Homebuilding: Preparing Surfaces Before Repainting
Fine Homebuilding offers you an article on how to prepare the surfaces before repainting siding, as well as covering cleaning, repairing problems, removing old paint, and spot priming. (PDF)

JLC: Making Paint Stick To Wood Siding & Trim
Journal of Light Construction article by Forest Products Laboratory paint guru Bill Feist explains why paint and stain stick to wood, or don't. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Trouble-Free Paint Performance
Journal of Light Construction says in many cases, paint problems stem from what the carpenters do before the painters even show up on site.
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