Whether you’re installing new cedar siding or buying a house with existing cedar siding, you may be asking yourself, “should I paint or stain my cedar siding?” EMA does not recommend painting cedar siding in most circumstances. To help you understand why, we’ll explore each option.
Painting Cedar Siding
A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for your home. You can drastically change the appearance of your house with a few layers of paint, which can bring your house back to life or get it ready to sell. Many people choose to paint cedar siding when they inherit siding that has already been painted, because it is difficult to restore a non-painted look. If you decide to paint or repaint your cedar siding, we recommend that it be handled by professionals to ensure that best practices are followed. [Read more…]