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Cedar siding, paint or stain ???

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Hello all, I am installing some windows for a client and he asked me a question that I can not answer, (this is not my field) this client is building an addition, the old part of the house has cedar siding that is painted the paint is peeling and needs to be painted again, for the new part they went with cedar siding also, the question is, what they should do, the client likes to put a good dark colored stain and maybe paint the old a dark color to match, or blend it in. the contractor doing the work told them it's going to be hard to blend it all in with paint and stain, and he suggested they rip of all the old siding and replace with new, but with labor and material it's around $4000.00 or paint everything one color, they don't want to run out of money before the project is finished, any ideas on what the best thing to do.
thank you :rolleyes:
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I would never paint new cedar siding. The life span of paint is not real good, and there is the problem of cedar oil bleeding through.
Also, sanding or burning off old paint is illegal under the lead hazard laws from DEP. This is if the house was built prior to 1976.
The best finish I've found for cedar shakes is a solid or semi solid stain. Doesn't peel, lasts a long time. Just fades out and then very little prep to re-stain.
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