painting very old siding
The house we are remodeling has the ugliest siding. It is brittle and has small cracks and holes in it where rocks have hit it from the lawnmower. It looks like it used to be a reddish brown/gray color. On the north side of the house it is the original color, but on the other 3 sides it is 3 different colors due to fading in the sun.
We can't afford to replace the siding with something else. Can we paint it? I don't know what to do with the cracks and holes though. I assume we would have to prime it first, but I am not sure what kind of paint to choose.
Our daughter wants to have an outdoor wedding here (we live on waterfront lake property) in October so we need to start planning how to de-ugly this place...as much as possible.