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Goodgalady 06-28-2012 08:16 AM

cypress house
 
how to stain out side of the house

Bonzai 06-28-2012 08:31 AM

Use an exterior stain.

Will22 06-28-2012 08:48 AM

Do some research on cypress, which is wood with a very high moisture content. Generally when painting it, you need to use an alkyd exterior primer.

Bonzai 06-28-2012 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Will22
Do some research on cypress, which is wood with a very high moisture content. Generally when painting it, you need to use an alkyd exterior primer.

Except that the OP said "stain" ... Unless of course they meant paint as was rather a vague post ;)

user1007 06-28-2012 12:55 PM

Indeed we should see what the OP wants the end result to end up like.

Something like Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Alkyd (solvent based) is what I have used on antique cedar and cypress siding when restoring it for painting. I power shave, then power scrape and finally sand before that though.

If the OP is planning to stain it then I would have other recommendations and depending on whether it is new or old to a point. Of course of major importance would be whether he/she wanted a semi-transparent or a solid color stain.

Some of you know my sad story about getting the house prepped and primed and having some fool buy it mid-project. All the antique siding went into a dumpster and somebody put vinyl on instead. The historical people went nuts. It looks awful. It substracted at least $10K from the value of the home.

I mention this because a certain someone who continually offers terrible advice will pop up with a comment you should vinyl side your house and never have to paint again. Heaven help you if you do!

creeper 06-28-2012 01:41 PM

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AGWhitehouse 06-28-2012 02:23 PM

Hahaha...vinyl is final (fine print disclaimer: for 10-20 years depending on grade, usage, surroundings, baseball hits, weed wacker attacks, uv fading, installation quality, and general owner hatred)

I couldn't resist:whistling2:

user1007 06-28-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by AGWhitehouse (Post 953353)
I couldn't resist:whistling2:

:thumbsup::yes::yes::yes:
Wrapping a house in vinyl is like encasing your precious little poodle in saran wrap.

Amanda22 06-29-2012 12:37 AM

Rinse the entire exterior using the water hose to remove sanding dust and dirt. Allow the siding to dry for at least two days.




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