We’ve removed the old compressed sheet, it’s actually in remarkably good condition. Now we’re just filling some of the cracks, then we’ll paint it and put the new cedar look sheet in. It’ll be a lot better.
We’re using acrylic exterior low sheen, it doesn’t require priming or undercoat.
While the barge board is drying, I can apply the first of the 2 top coats to the hardy panel. The cedar look stain creates its own grain pattern, you don’t need any special painting skills to apply it.
And in just 1 hour I can apply the second top coat of stain. The finished look is amazingly like cedar.