Stain or paint on exterior cedar siding?
We are in the process of getting estimates for powerwashing and then stainig or painting our cedar house. The house is stained now but the stain is fading. The first painter highly recommends painting (he would do one layer paint) as this would be easier to upkeep and would keep the carpenter bees away. He says for those reasons nobody is staining houses anymore - he used to do it far more often 10 years ago. The second painter would only use stain on a cedar house like ours. Stain would not peel or blister and be the perfect application for our roughened wood (he would apply 2 layers). Both seem convincing... Any advice? Thanks.