by the Sansin Corporation
It may seem daunting to take on a wood protection project for your siding or shingles, but it doesn’t have to be. Penetrating, water-borne formulations sink deep into the wood to offer superior protection against UV exposure and weather elements, while also being easy to apply and maintain. It’s a win-win for wood finishers.
TFG member Sansin Corporation offers these nine tips to easily protect and beautify your siding.
Tip 1: Set aside the appropriate amount of time. You will want to allow two to three days for the project.
Tip 2: Watch the weather. A dry, overcast day is best for an exterior coating project. It’s never a good idea to apply finish in direct, hot sun.
Tip 3: Test the color on a small section of your wood before launching into the entire project so you get the look you want.
Tip 4: Prep the wood. Make sure it’s clean and dry. Also, sand any smooth wood surfaces thoroughly with 60-80 grit paper.
Tip 5: Prepare for product application by taping around your trim and windows. Remove all the hardware. Cover any vegetation around the area you’re coating.
Tip 6: Stir the product well before applying and make sure there are no solids left on your stir-stick.
Tip 7: Using a garden pump sprayer is the fastest, easiest way to evenly apply the product.
Tip 8: You’ll need a high-quality brush to back brush and handle any runs that develop as you are spraying the surface.
Tip 9: Using a slightly upward angle, apply the stain to the point of refusal, working section-by-section and applying from bottom to top. Brush away any product drips or runs.
To learn, watch this helpful how-to video HERE.