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LookoutRanch 08-15-2009 06:23 PM

Re-stain or paint over stain?
 
We have a small house that's currently used as a rental. It has 5/8" T-111 siding with decorative battens. When the siding was new about 10 years ago, we applied Behr stain, and it's held up well.

Now we figure it's time for a fresh coat of something. Should we stain again or use paint?

Thank you for any and all advice and suggestions.

http://www.pbase.com/lookoutranch/im...916/medium.jpg

Matthewt1970 08-15-2009 07:29 PM

Easy. Use stain again. Behr is not the same company it was 10 years ago. I would use Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams.

cibula11 08-15-2009 09:04 PM

I guess I would stain too. Once you paint, going back to stain will be much more work.

chrisn 08-16-2009 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cibula11 (Post 314932)
I guess I would stain too. Once you paint, going back to stain will be much more work.


Can you say, darn near impossible?:yes:

NCpaint1 08-18-2009 09:47 AM

Thats a solid stain on there......NO difference between Solid Stain and Flat paint ( a little, i'll explain )

Myth- Solid stains penetrate better and cant peel, wrong, any product that is film forming ( solid ) can peel

Why use solid stain instead of a flat paint?

Solid stains are dead flat paints meaning no sheen whatsoever. Solid stains go nicely over new wood, painters especially like this because their job looks better. No sheen means less chance for roller marks and flashing ( areas where you can see where it was rolled )

As far as what the OP wants to do...it doesent matter, he/she could do either, flat paint or solid stain at this point they are effectively doing the same thing.

If it were me, I would flat all the siding, and put a little sheen on the porch, trim and windows. I just think it looks nice that way, theres no right or wrong way to do it.

chrisn 08-18-2009 07:55 PM

If it were me, I would flat all the siding, and put a little sheen on the porch, trim and windows. I just think it looks nice that way, theres no right or wrong way to do it.

Me too.


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