How to paint a home that has been stained for 25 years.
After 25 years of my rough cut cedar home being stained and sealed , I would like to have it painted. I want to know what to ask the painters and what they should know(that I shouldn't have to ask them) about performing this job. In other words...would a reputable painter know if this is an advisable way to recolor/paint this home or should it remain as stained.
Yes, it can be done. You can go over the existing stain with a solid stain, which will give you a painted look. Depending on how recently the exterior was stained/sealed it may have to first be stripped. In general if some time has passed scence the last time stain was applied a good power washing using the proper cleaners will prepare the surface for a solid stain.