Wood Siding help

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Old 03-26-15, 05:22 AM
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Wood Siding help

Looking for some advice... Just found a new chip out of our wood siding, and i'm looking for advice on whether I can just re-paint this section to protect the wood, or if I need to replace the entire panel.

Believe it was last painted 5-6 years ago by previous owner.

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Old 03-26-15, 05:26 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

It would be best to replace it. Is that masonite siding or is it real wood?
 
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Old 03-26-15, 05:51 AM
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My home inspection says wood, but I'm thinking it might be masonite. Any way I can easily tell?

As you can see - I'm new to all of this.

Home was built in 1988.

Thanks!
 
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Old 03-26-15, 06:37 AM
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Masonite is a man made material with swells/crumbles when it gets wet too often. Wood will look like wood with grain and splinters. I think they were still using masonite in 88, don't remember for sure when they quit using it. A replacement piece will be difficult to find, hopefully you can find something similar in size/texture.
 
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Old 03-26-15, 06:55 AM
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That piece looks like Cedar . . . . which does best with a stain (I think); so you should be able to find it readily available. Measure the exposed verticle distance from lip to lip to get a decent match.
 
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Old 03-26-15, 07:06 AM
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If it's cedar, it should be easy to find .... it's probably called channel rustic siding. Cedar can be stained or painted but because of tannin bleed any light colors need an oil base primer applied first. Tannins will bleed thru latex primers/paints but a good coat of oil base primer will seal and prevent the bleeding.
 
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Thanks - it looked like channel rustic to me as well but I wasn't sure.
 
 

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