TOH general contractor shows how to handle fragile clapboards to make a seamless exterior repair.
When the bare wood is dry, sand off the decayed layer with grit paper, taking care not to dish the siding To ensure the surface is dust free, wipe it twice with denatured alcohol and clean rags, followed with a brushed on coat of oil based primer, such as Cover Stain Wait about an hour, then brush on the top coat of
Oct , A look at one person s project using shou sugi ban, a traditional Japanese technique of treating wood, to finish his house s exterior siding.
May , Watch this video to learn more about exterior home old and what it actually looks like on wood siding and brick I like to use bleach to remove mold, but you should check with your local home improvement center, to see if they have something better Whatever you do, try to avoid painting over any type of
Aug , See how the influence of horseless carriages and the surf community led to years of fake wood paneling These days, some automakers still offer strips of birch and mahogany paneling on the inside and outside of high end vehicles for affluent customers, but the Woodie as we know it has retired.
Feb , patina farm update exterior stone and cedar wood siding I m so glad you stopped by! Well then, where were we when I wrote last week Inside, the stone walls are starting to dry and are (thankfully ) looking less yellow and more cream Image _ I know the outlets for the sconces look low We are
The TOH pros offer advice on your most difficult interior and exterior paint, painted flooring, and paint removal questions A Tom Silva replies Yes, it is possible, as long as the paneling isn t solid wood, which shrinks and swells too much for any filler to work But if your paneling is made of plywood or some other product,
Aug , Above Burnt cedar siding on a house in Los Gatos, California, by Schwartz Architecture, submitted to this year s Remodelista Design Awards Charred larch cladding on the exterior of a Japanese style teahouse in the Czech Republic Above Charred larch cladding on the exterior of a Japanese style