Stain or Paint for fascia boards.

Old 02-22-05, 05:24 PM
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Stain or Paint for fascia boards.

Looking for people who've had experience with stain and paint on fascia boards and eves on homes. I just replaced all of the facia boards and will soon be replacing the soffit and want to keep the grain and texture look of the wood but I'm not sure if a stain will hold up well in South Texas.


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The facia boards get a lot of punishment, as you know. They need more protection than other wood on the house.

Where they can't be closely scrutinised, I often now cover them with thick (non-rumpling) galvanised sheet metal formed to fit down the face and around the bottom edge (it's nailed along the top, behind roofing drip-edge). Then paint.
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You might want to look into semi-transparent and solid-color stains for exterior.
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As pointed out the facia takes the most punishment on a house (sun, rain, wind). Kobuchi's approach is worthy. With stain you will do far more work maintaining the finish. Paint will last far longer but not have as nice a look.

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