Stain or paint on sideing. Which is better
I have done panels upon panels of T-111 and you can't go wrong either way. Some will say stain is the way to go, others will say paint is the way to go. T-111 holds either product very well and will do so for years as long as you don't let it go too long without hitting it again. Stain requires less prep........you don't have to prime......I like Woodscapes from Sherwin-Williams. There are homes I have done with Woodscapes that have gone 8, 10, 12 years without recoating. If you paint it, use a long dry oil primer and then topcoat with an acrylic latex like SW's SuperPaint. Like I said, either process is fine, it just depends on the look you want. With stain you get more of a flat look and with paint you can go flat, satin, or gloss.