What is the best type of wood and stain for siding?
Can you tell me what type of wood and stain was used in the board and batten siding in the photo associated with the article: Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance
This is rarely the case but you are lucky – the photo in our article how to choose the best exterior siding is a house about 15 years old that I worked on myself. I don’t know that brands that were used, but what I can tell you that it is rough pine 1 x 10 boards with 3 coats of gray paint and 2 coats of clear exterior wood coating.
The wood is quite well-protected, but it was rather laborious and an amusing logistical challenge to prepaint 5 coats on a huge amount of boards and leave them room to dry. So opting for prepainted wood siding that arrives prefinished on site and ready to install, with a guarantee of usually 15 years, is a pretty appealing option.
When talking of exterior wood finishes, we also have tips for renovating a deck easily, and all about how to stain a deck to make old planks look like new. I hope you find these guides useful!