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Old 06-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:31 AM   #2
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Use an exterior stain.

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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.
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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
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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!

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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)

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