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#1 posted 07-16-2019 12:58 AM

21 years in an all cedar sided home. The siding was on the smooth side, and the corner boards were on the rough side. I had to finish it twice in 21 years, and it had about 8 years of good left when we sold it. The colors actually didn’t fade, they just started looking dirty, and power washing didn’t remove it.

Behr Solid Color stain. The last time we coated it would now be just over 20 years ago. Now they have Solid color stain, Premium, premiere, and probably more. Back then they had the plain we got, and some premium something or the other. We used the plain stuff, and never saw reason to spend more money.

This was 2 coats, and essentially it was much like painting it, but paint wouldn’t hang on the rough stuff for a year, much less 15. It was distinct color, as in SOLID color. People near us used Olympic, and had to recoat every 3 years. He asked me several times what I used, I guess he liked staining his house.

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