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Old 05-08-2013, 04:42 AM   #16
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Best EXTERIOR STAIN FOR V-GROOVE CEDAR SIDING-SMOOTH SURFACE?


ZAR SOLID STAIN APPLICATION:

What type of brush (bristle?) to use with Zar solid and,

what width is best for the 5" wide V-groove cedar siding?
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The first wall I need to stain is a gable wall about 10" tall. Hoping someone has a good idea as to what type of ladder to use that would give me good access to the wall and would be easy to move along the 26 degree pitch roof as I am staining. Thinking of using a 17" little giant style ladder so that it is not leaning on the wall an in th way??
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Anyone have experience using the Behr solid stain? Consumer reports gives them top rating. The guy at Home Depot said he would not use it-dries too fast/impossible to work with.
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ZAR SOLID STAIN APPLICATION:

What type of brush (bristle?) to use with Zar solid and,

what width is best for the 5" wide V-groove cedar siding?
Regular nylon/ polyester brush. Try using a small roller and a brush, Wooster makes a 4 inch one. It's a LOT faster, thus way easier to avoid lap marks. I use a 2 gallon bucket and a small screen to work out of so you have room for Both tools. I use the roller first, get everything you can with it, then brush the rest.
With oil mods, you wash tools with water then do a final rinse with paint thinner. You can avoid dealing with the thinner day to day during the job by leaving the brush in water, then just knock the water out the next day. You can do that with the roller too, but its harder to get the excess water out. To keep rollers fresh I wrap the nap tightly in plastic, then wrap in a wet rag. Store in the shade.
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The first wall I need to stain is a gable wall about 10" tall. Hoping someone has a good idea as to what type of ladder to use that would give me good access to the wall and would be easy to move along the 26 degree pitch roof as I am staining. Thinking of using a 17" little giant style ladder so that it is not leaning on the wall an in th way??
If I'm understanding you right the little giant wont work. They are only stable/ safe on level surfaces. If its 10" high, I would use a 6 foot step ladder folded together and leaned into the siding. You only have to go up 2 or 3 steps to reach the top and Its easy to move it out of the way to get the bottom part. You might be more comfortable on an 8 foot ladder, to me it would be too much.

ALSO! This is very important, use a non slip pad under the ladder feet when working on an angle. You can buy pads for this purpose or the rubbery pads that keep rugs in place on wood floors work. On an angle the ladder can easily slide out from under you. Best to have a helper/ spotter when working on a roof, but never rely on someone "holding" the ladder. Make sure its always stable on its own before going up.
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I have been using the little giant on the roof (opened at an angle) to do work on the roof, but it's a bit short. Thinking of going with a 17 footer to see if I can reach the top?

If I use a 6ft step ladder I would have to mount a ladder leveler on one leg in order to lean it against the wall due to the roof pitch. Would that work?

You had suggested a step ladder folded, but how would it lean aagainst the wall with the roof pitched?

What brand brush do you advise?
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