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.

Building showing finished wood siding. Photo and product by Sansin Corporation.
photo courtesy Sansin Corporation

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.

For more about stains and finishes:
VIDEO: How to Stain Siding or Shingles Easily
VIDEO: How to Stain & Protect Your Floor

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