What stain should we buy to replace what we used to buy?
(and why shouldnt' we buy paint?)
Newer townhouse n'hoods make every house a different color, so
recalictrant owners cant' screw up the color scheme.
But in my n'hood, half of the houses are brown (well, the 2nd floor is.
The first floor is tan brick. It's a good contrast and they look nice.)
The second floor is T1-11. That's what has to be painted.
For 30 years we bought stain from the same company, Duron, but they have
been bought out by Sherwin Williams and nothing S-W sells is labeled
Duron or much like Duron.
We dont' have to go to S-W, but they're nearby, have iiuc a qualitiy
reputation, and I haven't yet looked for another paint company choice.
1) What about Home Depot or Lowes?
2) First, we use latext semi-transparent stain, called Russet Brown.
S-W has a *SOLID*
stain with that name SW3045 that, at least inside,
looks very much like what we have, but it's solid and not
semi-transparent. What difference does that make? Should
Here are the colors for the semitransparent stain, if the box says
semi-transparent. The lower set is waterborne which I assume means
Shoudl we settle for one of those colors on the theory that eventually
eveyone who paints will have the same color?
BTW, some people have gotten aluminum or vinyl, but afaict, there's been
no effort to keep track of who made the siding or what color it is, I
don't want aluminum, which is bad for radio and tv reception, but vinyl
is a possibility, if my next door neighbor will do it too.