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What You Need to Know About Staining & Painting Cedar Siding

Cedar siding is a popular home exterior choice. It can be found along the exterior of many East Central Wisconsin homes. This type of siding is loved for its durability. However, there are a few unique aspects of cedar siding to keep in mind. This is why we always recommend consulting with your local professionals at CertaPro Painters® of East Central Wisconsin. You can learn more about cedar siding below.

How long will paint or stain last on cedar siding?

Once painted, the life expectancy for cedar exteriors is about 8-10 years before repainting will be needed. Paint is only an option when cedar is newer and hasn’t degraded much, while stain can be applied much later. Once cedar siding dries it degrades quickly, resulting in splitting, cracking and warping. Our painting contractors can replace some boards when painting or staining to create a cohesive look at your home.


What is the difference between paint and stain?

There are many options for renovating your cedar siding. Cedar can effectively be stained with a solid color or painted. While stain and paint may look similar, stain wears away while paint often peels. Primer is not needed for stain, whereas exterior surfaces must be primed prior to a residential painting service. However, both offer similar protection to your cedar siding. Paint and stain provide a protective layer from the outdoor elements including excess moisture, strong UV rays, and even insects. Our painting company in ECWI can provide you with a wide variety of solid stains and paint colors. Reach out to us today to schedule your first exterior painting consultation!

Does climate play a role in the longevity of cedar siding?

Cedar siding, when left untreated, is very susceptible to the outdoor elements. In ECWI, we experience what each of the seasons have to offer in terms of weather. From high heat and humidity to rain and snow, we see it all. Over time, strong UV rays from the sun can make untreated cedar become both dry and brittle. Excess moisture can even cause wood rot if your cedar siding has not been painted or stained regularly. Some areas that can be impacted more are near any windows, doors, or other openings.

In order to protect your cedar siding, it is essential to invest in routine maintenance and painting services. If your home in the East Central Wisconsin community could use a refresh, complete our online form to request a free estimate on your next residential painting project today!