1. Staining Exterior Wood Siding & Trim

    Types of Exterior Siding & Trim Wood There are many kinds of wood that get used as exterior finishes and many of them need to be stained. While the various wood types all take stain slightly different, this blog will discuss staining all but the hardest of woods (i.e. teak, mahogany etc.).  Most exterior wood is either pine, fir, or cedar. All three are relatively soft and absorbent.  In add…Read More

  2. Repainting Vinyl Siding & Trim

    I am often asked, “Can I repaint my vinyl siding?” and how could I forget the ever popular, “How long will my paint last?”  A Little About Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding has become very popular and has been commonly used since the early 80's. It was advertised as a forever material since the color goes all the way through in most brands with only a few exceptions. We all know plastics last for…Read More

  3. Painting Exterior Wood Siding & Trim

    Exterior Wood Trim Painting Here is a trivia question for you - How often should you repaint exterior wood trim? The answer is every 5-7 years. That is not the answer you will get on most paint cans or from the coating manufacture. Most claim their paint will last 15+ years and this is possible with proper preparation on vinyl or aluminum. However, this is not possible on wood that is exposed to …Read More