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Old 08-28-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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My house is sheathed with vertical fir siding and cedar lap siding. I've stained it before using Colony oil based stains. It lasted fairly long, but it's time to redo it. The store went out of buisiness and I'm not sure if they make oil based product any more. I went to HD and picked up a sample can of the solid Behr Deck, Fence & Siding stain. Applied two coats wet on wet to a sample area. The coverage was terrible. I did a search here and found out what a lot of people think about Behr stains. Not that good. So I went to Lowes and found several brands there.
The two I'm looking at are Cabot Solid Siding Stain and Olyimpic Solid Siding Stain.
Does anyone have any experience, either good or bad, with either of these products?
I really would like to find another oil based stain, but I'm guessing that's a thing of the past. Any ideas?
Another thought would to be use House PAINT. Could I sucessfully apply paint over a freshly prepared surface? The existing stain finish isn't peeling, just fading and cracking a little. I want to get on it before it gets too bad. I would be washing with TSP/bleach and then pressure washing.
After drying a day or two, I would then apply the finish.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 08-29-2011, 06:56 PM   #2
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If you switch to paint you will want to prime first or you will have problems in short order.

MAB used to make a great acrylic solid color stain product. Hopefully Sherwin Williams adapted the formula when they acquired the company. Definitely check with a paint store---not a box store---to see what option are availed near you. Cabot used to make nice stains but anything sold in box stores is suspect to me. Compromise has to happen somewhere to offer products at the price point and keep the margins high. Depending on your state regulations you may still be able to get oil-based solid color stains.

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If you switch to paint you will want to prime first or you will have problems in short order.

MAB used to make a great acrylic solid color stain product. Hopefully Sherwin Williams adapted the formula when they acquired the company. Definitely check with a paint store---not a box store---to see what option are availed near you. Cabot used to make nice stains but anything sold in box stores is suspect to me. Compromise has to happen somewhere to offer products at the price point and keep the margins high. Depending on your state regulations you may still be able to get oil-based solid color stains.

Right there is the best advise you will get.
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If you switch to paint you will want to prime first or you will have problems in short order.

MAB used to make a great acrylic solid color stain product. Hopefully Sherwin Williams adapted the formula when they acquired the company. Definitely check with a paint store---
I talked to the owner of the store that closed and he recommended Sherwin Williams also. SO my focus has now changed; Does anyone have any experience with SW Stains?

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Depending on your state regulations you may still be able to get oil-based solid color stains.
I'm in IL too, around St. Louis, and my understanding is, no oil based stains/paints sold in state. Anyone from MO know if their state allows oil based products?

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Right there is the best advise you will get.
I'm beginning to realize that. Thanks
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