I called someone for an estimate to paint my house which has cedar shakes that were painted blue by the previous owner 5 or 6 years ago. The contractor called back to say thathe can't paint the shakes, I need to cover it with siding. Should I look for new siding or a different contractor?
I would get an oppion froma diferent contractor. Also what was the reason given for putting up siding over the shakes?
The contractor told me that the paint used should have been an acrylic solid colored stain and that there is no way I would be satisfied with any paint job. I think he is recommending siding because it would be alot of work to scrape and some of the shakes look a little ragged. But again I'm not sure.
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