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Paul L

02:50PM | 06/10/01
Member Since: 06/09/01
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I'm about to paint a 1927 cedar house again. The cedar shingles have been pushing the paint off for the last 20 years. It bubbles up and cracks a couple years after it's applied. Would it be better to use an opaque stain? Would I have to sand off all the old paint (70 years worth)? Should I try a high pressure washer? How long should the shingles dry after washing?

PattyB

04:08PM | 06/11/01
Had the same problem with our old house-1922-When we purchased interior paint had been put on the previously oiled cedar shake shingles. Here is what we did:
Used a pressure washer to remove all the old paint and a lot of dirt, let it dry for 5 days, primed with an alkyd oil based primer, were able to spray on 3 sides, nasty neighbor threatened to sue if we sprayed on side near her house and got any paint at all on her house. Make sure you get into all the nooks and crannies. Finished up with a good latex exterior paint. Purchased all paint from paint store not home improvement store. Had all the latex mixed for color at the same time and mixed 3 gals. into a 5 gal. bucket with a lid. This insures a little more uniformity in color. Our paint job lasted about 12 years before needing to be done again. This last time we used shiplap style vinyl siding it is the same configuration as the original german siding. Gave up on painting, plus we are selling the house and vinyl siding has really improved the appearance of the house. You may find that using the pressure washer will raise the grain on some of the cedar siding. A quick sanding will smooth things out. Have fun.

[This message has been edited by PattyB (edited June 11, 2001).]

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