Painting our Old Cedar Siding

July 30th 2002

Question from Brian in Richmond, B.C. -----

Dear Shell,

I'm in the process of preparing the exterior of my house for painting. It's an old house with 12 inch rough sawn cedar siding.

My question is should I caulk the gaps between the siding or leave them open for water to get out if water gets in again.




Dear Brian,

To prepare your siding, first wash it with my Shell Busey’s Home Cleaning Formula and rinse well. Do not caulk your siding but you should caulk around your windows and doors. Use a “best quality” acrylic latex and proceed with your project. Keep a wet edge at all times and do not paint in the sunshine.

It’s Just That Easy.

Shell Busey