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bigbrowndog 08-05-2008 12:38 PM

Restaining cedar siding
Hello everyone,
I recently purchased a home with stained cedar siding. It hasn't been very well taken care of and is in desperate need of a restaining. Question is, the color that is currently on there is not the most desirable. What steps are needed to apply a different color? I'm actually looking at some colors that are a darker hue than what's currently there, so I'm hoping that a thorough wash and application is all that's needed.

Thanks in advance,

glennjanie 08-05-2008 03:07 PM

Welcome BigBrownDog:
Using a darker stain over the old will help but the old may show through and make the color change. You may want to use a solid-color stain, which shows the wood grain but completely changes the color.

bigbrowndog 08-06-2008 11:31 AM

Thanks glennjanie.

That was my initial thought as well. Lucky enough the stain that I'm leaning towards is a solid stain. Since this will be my first time staining an exterior, will a solid stain equally color old stained wood and any new replacement wood?

glennjanie 08-06-2008 07:15 PM

Hello BigBrownDog:
Yes the solid color stain will make it all the same color. The new work may require two coats though.

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