10:17PM | 11/30/09
Member Since: 11/30/09
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Hello, I am DESPERATELY looking for advice, please help me determine what needs to be done to get my new bought red cedar home in tip-top shape. This house is 19 years old and it needs to have all the stains/paints, etc...removed because it's peeling.

How and with what product do I remove the old products?

How to determine what type of wood planks needs to be purchased to replace the ones that are damaged?

Can you recommend a supplier in Eastern Canada, and also a contractor??

Thank you so much for your help!!
3410 red cedar home in ne


04:15PM | 12/26/09
Member Since: 10/15/09
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It sounds like a lot of work. How much does need refinishing? If it's a small % there are 2 ways but they both involve lots of labor.

Scraping and wire brushing.

Or apply paint stripper, let sit then do the above; Scrape and wire brush.

Before apply new finish make sure to clean the paint stripper really well with paint thinner.


06:09AM | 01/08/10
Member Since: 11/10/06
138 lifetime posts
Your biggest issue is that vertical siding wich is designed for warm dry climates. You`re in Canada and will never keep the weather from getting behind the siding and causeing peeling, rot, growth and prolly warping.
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