redwood siding - a challenge to paint?

behaviorkeltonMarch 18, 2011

I was told that my redwood siding is known to be very good siding (resistant to decay), but it is also known to "not hold paint" very well.

Is this so?

If so, is there a kind of primer that will ensure a good hold?

My siding is currently painted, but is peeling in a number of spots after only 7 years.

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Lori A. Sawaya

Cedar, redwood and exterior stains - ugh. It can be very challenging.

I'd suggest you hire a pro painter with robust experience doing exteriors in your geographic area. Or, find an established independent professional paint store in your area -- like an older neighborhood store that's been there a hundred years. Almost guaranteed to find the right kind of expertise for your situation at one of those stores.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 5:04PM
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Good surface prep, a long oil primer (slow drying) and two top coats of a premium latex paint and you are good to go.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 8:51AM
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