As mentioned in my prior blog is absolutely critical to choose the correct exterior paint products for specific surfaces along with the correct sheen. I will address the many different exterior surfaces and related products in this blog and those to follow. First let’s address the house siding like hardwood, cedar and stucco. All three of these surfaces require different paint or stain for it to adhere properly and provide the best durability.
Hardwood (oak or pine) requires a waterborne acrylic paint with the sheen of low luster or flat. Here is a link for a premium exterior paint for hardwood:
Cedar boards, trim or shingles require a solid stain and not paint. Cedar is a pours surface that will allow the applied product to penetrate the wood. This is possible with a semi-transparent or solid stain and not paint. Paint will not penetrate the surface, will sit on top of the wood and will chip and flake off in a shorter time than the stain will start to fade. So stain will provide longer and better durability than paint as there will not be any exposed wood from weathered surfaces. Here is a link for premium semi-transparent and solid stain for cedar:
Stucco which is a surface that expands and contracts with the hot and cold weather. It is very important is use a elastomeric product that can bridge hairline cracks that commonly occur with stucco.
Now that we have covered some of the more common house siding surfaces I will address aluminum and vinyl siding in my next blog.