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jillrose

05:43AM | 08/31/06
Member Since: 08/30/06
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I have what I call the "70's" pea green

cedar siding on my home.

I want to change the color. What product is the best and can I go to a lighter color. I was thinking a rust or light brown. What is the best way to go about this. I never took stain 101, haha. Thank

5slb6

03:19PM | 08/31/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
The only way to go lighter is with a solid stain.

Do you have a solid or semi-transparent stain now?

jillrose

05:02AM | 09/05/06
Member Since: 08/30/06
2 lifetime posts
I would say it is a solid.

We have lived there 10 years.

5slb6

02:22AM | 09/08/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
The first thing you need to do is wash the house to remove dirt and mildew. If you are going to wash it yourself a good product to use is Jomax. Allow the siding to dry at least three dry days before you start working on it.

You will want to recaulk where the siding butts up any trim surfaces with an acrylic siliconized caulk. The soild stain will be an acrylic latex product and will take most likely two coats if it has been ten years since anything has been done to the siding. Two products I am familiar with are Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Acrylic Soild stain and Duron Maxwood Acrylic Siding stain and they are both self priming products.

Hope this helps out.
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