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Hello,

We are putting northern white cedar half log siding on our home. I've stripped the old siding and put Tyvek over the sheathing. My questions are as follows:
1) Do we need to caulk in between each tongue and groove or between logs after install?
2) Should I use a good exterior deck screw to attach the siding or galvanized nails?
3) Is the finishing process: Borate, caulk, stain, then topcoat in that order?

Thank you in advance,
D. Jones

Answer:

Galv. nails will work, but if you want to spend the money, stainless steel nails are better. You should caulk after installation, borate and then stain.

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Posted By sandy nelson
8/25/2008
Have to make this decicion asap.......our pine log-sided house has gotten very weathered in too many places and peeling..so, now, we want to paint it instead of stain. What's the best paint and type to apply? We've been told Ben Moore or Sherwin-Williams. Want to match the present cedar tone and are thinking oil...because the wood is so weathered down.........needs help. Do you have an answer for
this one.....thanks.