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Project House Official Blog

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Video: How To Prime Cedar Siding To Control Bleeding Tannins and Other Staining Problems

comments (0) December 9th, 2011

Video Length: 3:56
Produced by: Colin Russell

A quick-drying oil primer and a good paintbrush are all you need to cover ugly blemishes on cedar shingles

With Jim Lacey

Cedar shingles are a good, long-lasting, traditional siding but the tannins in the siding can lead to staining down the road. So, how do you deal with this problem? We called Jim Lacey, a pro painter from Bethel, CT to show us how to paint this challenging material.

Jim's offered these tips for a great priming job:

- Use a high quality, quick dry, stain blocking oil based primer

- Tint the primer to match your finish coat

- Work from top to bottom

- Use a metal paint pot

- Don't overload your brush with paint

- Smooth out drips with a dry brush

- Don't spot prime; prime the entire surface

- Caulk after priming

More painting tips and techniques from Jim Lacey:

Cutting in Trim and Corners

Drop Cloths: Plastic, canvas, or alternative products

Cleaning Paintbrushes and Roller Covers

Video: Paint Like a Pro

Prep Before You Paint

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