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Wood siding will suffer bleeding and stains from dissolved natural preservatives if not sealed properly. Cedar and redwood siding darken in color. You can enjoy long-lasting, stain free wood siding if you use primer on all sides of your cedar and redwood lumber or exterior wood siding. Seal all rough cut edges with primer as well.

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Wood stains or stains on wood finishes are unsightly. A stain can be caused by mildew, natural extractive wood preservatives, and even cement and mortar. Follow these recipes for mildew remover and extractive wood stains...but avoid splattering redwood with the lime from cement or mortar! These wood stains are impossible to eliminate.

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Early vinyl siding left a reputation of poor performance. Not any more! Quality siding of vinyl today offers many perks to the homeowner. It saves money, time, can add to energy savings, is durable and colorfast and also a friend of the environment. Installing vinyl house siding, which comes in many colors and patterns and can mimic wood, can be a smart decision.

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Vinyl siding is a building material that can save you money. Siding of vinyl eliminates periodic painting. Vinyl house siding can save energy as well by installing insulating board beneath the siding.

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Vinyl siding is economical and attractive as well. It saves money and maintenance time over the long haul. Siding of vinyl comes in a selection of colors and patterns and can create a home that dazzles. Check manufacturers of vinyl house siding for warranties and no-fade guarantees.

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The key to successfully painting aluminum siding lies in proper prep and primer before applying the proper paint. Read these tips and selected links to help you prepare for painting aluminum siding.

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Multi-colored vinyl siding creates the look of real wood--without the work! This siding can be purchased with protective coatings that offer UV protection against fading, and there is a selection of vinyl siding colors. A little extra vinyl siding cost for this protective UV upgrade is well worth it.

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