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The FHA appraiser said that we have bare siding and the stain is peeling off the lower siding along the walkway to our front door.

I am wondering how worthwhile it is to even bothering scraping off the the loose stain (I used Sikkens semi transparent stain) and putting on some more stain before they come back in a few days.

Putting on stain or paint when it is 35* or lower for more than half the day is not conducive to having paint/stain stick to any surface. Oil has a better chance, but, drying at that temp will take a long, LONG time.

So, should I even bother or should I stick with the telling him that once it gets to the correct temp for staining, I will take care of it.

Thanks, Ktownsier
 

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I would wait. The waterbornes and other hybrids (water-based that acts like oil) tend to become "mushy" for lack of a better term in cold temps. You are correct that an oil would work better. If you could somehow cover the area with a tarp, etc. and a buffer for air circulation, you could, I say could possibly get it done, but that's a lot of hassle for a small area.
 

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I'd also want to wait .... and any reasonable person would understand that. Latex and waterborne coatings can freeze when it gets below 32° and oil base will stop drying at those temps [it will dry when it warms up]
 

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Use dalys benite. It will prevent the siding from taking on moisture until you can get around to staining it. Can be top coated with waterborne or oil based stain. We use benite and shipnshore pretty much all year. Just needs to be dry.


alternatively products like armstrong clark or readyseal can be applied safely down to 0 degree.
 
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