I have 2 story house ( lower story brick ) wih a fair amount of
deteriorated hardboard siding . I have seen all those commercials
about those coatings an wondered if they are mostly hype ( basically
just improved but overpriced painting systems ) . I don't like the "
cheap " look of vinyl but want something that will last . Any
BTW can the coatings be purchased and applied DIY ( any URL links for
info ) ?
It is difficult to get good results when the substrate is deteriorated. A
coating is only as good as what it is covering. That hardboard siding is
well known for falling apart where it sees heavy water exposure. If you
intend on staying there it would be a good idea to replace the bad sections
and follow up with good quality paint.
"I don't like the "cheap " look of vinyl but want something that will
Well you have several choices, but fancy paint is not one of them.
Some vinyls are not bad looking, but they would not be my first choice.
A good wood siding well cared for is great, but, remember that well cared
for part. They need maintenance. Properly cared for a good quality wood
siding will last a very long time and look great. Not cared for none will
last a long time or look good.
Good vinyl can look good (I did not say great) and it can last a long
time with minimal care, but from my experience, it is also noisy in the wind
and is IMO difficult to work with when making changes to the outside of the
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