Cedar with Solid Color Stain or Paint
I am weighing my options here....found a place where I can get Cedar Channel Rustic siding with a factory finish.
They will apply coat of oil-based primer plus my choice of either paint or stain on top. They prime/paint all 6 sides of the boards (1x10x10).
They are also recommending a final coat on site after installation (to seal nail heads, cut edges, etc...)
They will paint or stain with Olympic products...or, for an upcharge, I'm getting a quote on SW Duration for paint.
I had an earlier post referencing T-111 with this same question.....
With the Cedar (Western Red I believe) is it the same advice or different?
I am definitely going solid color...just figuring that the cedar will last much longer than T-111 with all things being equal....and I like the idea of the factory finish (time-saver).
Thanks again everyone!
I like the idea of using oil as a prime coat due to the probability of tannin bleed with cedar - and over oil primer, I'd recommend paint (acrylic) instead of sc stain (oil or acrylic). I'd also recommend that all saw cuts and surface breaks be re-primed with oil at the time of installation - followed by a full application of finish after installation is complete.
Whatever you end up choosing as a final finish (Duration, Olympic, etc.), you'll get plenty of feedback here as to which brand's are individuals favorites, but obviously stay with a high/top quality finish for best, longest lasting results. In a 2 coat system over pre-primed (and equally important, back-primed) board, you should enjoy several years between paint jobs.
Thanks so much Ric.....I agree with everything you said - very helpful!
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