Painting Weatherboard, best type of stain?

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Hello All,

I am soon to be painting the weatherboarded part of my house, currently it is stained a black which has faded badly to a dark grey. I am looking for something which will provide a water tight finish and will ideally be matt as I dont want it shiny.

Anyone have any recommendations and also any tips for the best finish to keep water/wind out?

Thanks in advance

Dan
 
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Hi. as you say its gray and don't mention flaking I suspect it's rough sawn wood (like fencing) ? If so, it's best to use a thin wood preservative stain for shed and fence/ cladding, like Cuprinol dark oak. I perfer the solvent based type as the waterbased types dissapoint me.

Go on tell me its smooth :LOL:

good luck..
 
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Hello,

Thanks for your reply, you were correct it is the rough sawn type timber! :)

The original colour looks like it was black and the neighbouring house is black so not sure the dark oak would do the trick? I will see if they do a proper black colour? Cant really change colour as its listed and they will probably moan.

Has anyone ever over varnished this sort of stain to give it a more durable finish?

Thanks for your help

Daniel
 
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