X-Post 1880 Cypress Exterior Paint ?

kitchendetectiveAugust 8, 2010

My friend is getting ready to repaint the exterior of her historic South Central Texas home. It's a cross between southern colonial and Victorian, quite ornate, built in 1880 with original cypress siding. The house was last painted ten years ago with an unknown brand of paint, which is in need of repainting. The condition is not horrible, but there are areas that have water damage near a couple (of the eight) fireplaces. Given the hot, humid environment, is there a brand of paint you recommend? Someone at Sherwin-Williams said the cypress needs to "breathe" and they have a line of paint specifically geared to that purpose. I'm wondering what the experts here think of that? Would a Fine Paints of Europe line be more long-lasting choice? Or something else? The labor is going to be so costly for this that my friend doesn't really care what the price difference is for the paint. All suggestions welcome. Thank you!

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kitchendetective

Got my answer elsewhere, so am sending this on its way.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 1:59PM
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