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ChrisE

01:31PM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 05/02/04
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Recently purchased a home that is sided in cedar. the previous owner stained with a very,very dark stain which has faded in the areas where it gets direct sun. I would like to change the color but do not know where to begin. Can the color be lightened, removed to natural, and/or over stained?

5slb6

03:43PM | 05/03/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
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The only way to lighten the siding without removing the existing coating is to use a solid stain. You should check with your local paint store on their reccomended system as some solid stains are self priming and others need a primer.

A solid stain will last longer than a semi-tranparent stain but it hide the grain of the wood but not the texture.
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