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Old 02-06-2012, 10:01 AM   #16
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We have used the Woodperfect Siding Stain on our Hardiplank siding with GREAT success. We (My husband and I) applied it horizontally with several coats to allow the stain to pool into the wood grain which gives it more of an actual wood look. Then it was installed by the framers. It has held up beautifully for the last 7 years with no problems whatsoever.

From the street, our house looks like it has cedar siding!! Absolutely beautiful.

We had to add some unpainted boards because we underestimated the amount we needed initally. So we applied the stain vertically after it was installed, and it does not look near as good as the rest of the house. Luckily, this was a small section on the back side. No one really can notice the difference because the color is the same, but it just does not have that dimensional look that the other boards do.

As far as someone mentioning peeling? I have noticed that where my soaker hose has come in contact with one of the boards, it is now starting to peel there. I am assuming because it was constantly wet, that it lifted the stain. That has not happened anywhere else on our house. We live in Texas and don't live in an area with high moisture all of the time, so you may have different results in other parts of the country.

We even put it on our garage door (horizontally) before it was installed. Our garage door even looks like a wood door!

If anyone is still reading this board, I would be happy to share pictures.

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Old 02-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #17
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We have done the same with our home in Creston B.C. and are thinking of putting it on the garage doors also, I'd love to see pictures of what you have down with your doors !

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Old 02-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #18
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Sure! Here's a pic of the garage door. We think it came out great! All we did is rub down each panel with lacquer thinner, and applied 3 or so coats, until it matched the color of the siding. We painted the little plastic inserts in the windows black, painted some "seams" down the middle and on the sides, added hinges and handles to give it the appearance that it opens in the middle. It looks like a wood door without the expense and maintenance of a real wood door.

Hope you like it as much as we do!
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Here's a pic of the entire front of the house with the garage door.

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And a close up of the siding if anyone is interested.
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Wow that looks Awesome ! - Did you just glue the panels on?
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I'm not sure I understand your question. When I referred to panels, I was talking about the sections of the garage door. It came in 4 separate sections and we worked out an arrangement with the garage door company to deliver it and install it later. We sprayed each section horizontally, let it dry, then reapplied 2 or 3 times more. Then they came to install it later.

If you are working with an existing door, I think it will still look good, but you may not get the variations in color like we did. Ours has a wood grain texture to it so by applying it horizontally, the Woodperfect builds up in the grain giving it various shades like wood.

If this wasn't your question, please re-ask and I'll re-try.
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I'm not sure I understand your question. When I referred to panels, I was talking about the sections of the garage door. It came in 4 separate sections and we worked out an arrangement with the garage door company to deliver it and install it later. We sprayed each section horizontally, let it dry, then reapplied 2 or 3 times more. Then they came to install it later.

If you are working with an existing door, I think it will still look good, but you may not get the variations in color like we did. Ours has a wood grain texture to it so by applying it horizontally, the Woodperfect builds up in the grain giving it various shades like wood.

If this wasn't your question, please re-ask and I'll re-try.

AH I see, yes, our doors are made of 4 metal panels and we were looking to put the board onto the metal so that the door matches the house. So we ould have to affix the board onto the panels, not that I think it would be hard to accomplish, the hardie board and plank is thin enough that there would still be clearance.

Thanks so much for the pictures !
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AH I see, yes, our doors are made of 4 metal panels and we were looking to put the board onto the metal so that the door matches the house. So we ould have to affix the board onto the panels, not that I think it would be hard to accomplish, the hardie board and plank is thin enough that there would still be clearance.

Thanks so much for the pictures !
Oh - wow - Now I understand what you were talking about. I would think that would make the door extra heavy and if you have a garage door opener, could it handle the extra weight? Maybe there is something thinner and lighter out there that you are thinking of using.

Good luck with your project!
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I know I am late to this post. But has anyone ever read the installation instructions for Hardie Plank siding? It say DO NOT USE STAINS! only 100% Acrylic Latex paint!
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I am not sure what the originator of this thread was thinking of using, but as the posts continued, some of the discussion referred to "Woodperfect" and it was erroneously referred to as a stain, when in fact, it is 100% Acrylic Latex. I am just as guilty of calling this product a stain, when it is clearly not. Even the actual name of the stuff is "Mason's Select Woodperfect Fiber Cement COATING". Maybe this is what started this whole thread to begin with - because the painter was referring to this same stuff as a stain.
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thanks For the clear up.
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Would love to see some pictures!

We are considering hardi plank or shake, stained, instead of cedar for a cabin build. My husband put me on this research project and I found your post.
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Would love to see some pictures!

We are considering hardi plank or shake, stained, instead of cedar for a cabin build. My husband put me on this research project and I found your post.

Can you see the pictures of our house earlier in this thread? The close up shot is of our actual hardi siding. If you need more info or pics, just let me know. We are so thrilled with how this turned out for us and there is virtually no maintenance as there is with real cedar.
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Many thanks!
After looking again, I do see the pics ( user error!)
This is beautiful!
Our build gets full sun most days. We think this product will weather better than neighbors cedar that gets mostly shade.
Thank you for sharing!

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