How Do You Restore And Maintain Cedar Shingle Siding?
Hardly anyone can argue that cedar siding on a home is beautiful, but along with its great look, it requires some special maintenance. If you have cedar siding that needs some work, restoring is usually a more economical option than replacing. Below are some steps to restore existing siding and some maintenance tips to keep it looking good. If the shingles are painted, pressure washing is generally the preferred method of removal. It is more difficult to remove paint from rough sawn cedar than to remove stain. If pressure washing does not remove most of the paint then try either corn blasting or chemical stripping. The only damage to the wood is the raising of the fibers, which is minor. Washing or blasting will rough up the fibers of the wood leaving hair like fibers all over the surface. These need to be removed by stiff bristle brushing or light sanding. If blasting is used a primer type product needs to be applied so the wood, when stain is applied does not absorb too much pigment