It s the best way to guarantee your painted fiber cement siding stays beautiful for years to come.
Best way to paint clapboard siding.
Install the siding with the rough side out if the siding has both a smooth and rough side.
Rough wood surfaces hold paint and stain better than flat wood surfaces.
When the primer has had a chance to dry you can start adding your preferred color to the wooden clapboard siding.
However a four to five inch wide brush usually works best.
Pull out loose nails and renail using stainless steel siding nails.
Step 4 paint your wooden clapboard siding.
Nail the clapboard to the studs.
For best results fresh siding should be pre primed on all six sides with a stain blocking primer and top coated with 100 percent acrylic latex paint.
All of my pro painting friends feel that the best way to paint clapboard siding is with a brush.
If more than one clapboard is needed to span a wall snap a chalk line between the marks on the corner boards on top of the course being overlapped.
Alkyd oil primers are recommended but one may choose a high quality latex primer as long as it contains stain blockers.
Step 8 siding beside windows photo by david carmack.
Be sure to remove any caulk where the siding overlaps as old houses need to breathe.
A power tool to remove paint from clapboards.
Exterior clapboards are often painted and repainted numerous times throughout the lifespan of a building.
Over time the multiple layers of paint make.
This composite material is made from cement and cellulose fibers that are compressed and formed into different siding products including clapboards panels battens boards and exterior trim.
Professional painter cole schaefer shows you how to paint wood siding.
Join the clapboards with scarf joints as in step 3.
Strip the old paint go to our paint stripping page we decided to strip the paint to give us the best chance of producing the longest lasting paint job.
The reasoning for this is it is easier for a brush works the paint into the clapboard siding and into the crevices and also because spray painting a house can become a disaster for a do it yourselfer.
For many folks fiber cement siding is the next best thing to peanut butter.
Again be sure to follow the directions on your paint can regarding outdoor temperature and humidity.
Carefully slide the notched piece of siding into place.