Unfortunately, everything outside fades and weathers. As a rule, the more you paid for your siding the longer it takes to fade, but it all fades. The good news about vinyl siding is that it mostly fades evenly and gradually so it isn’t obvious. Want to know how much your siding has faded? Then do the lick test.
There is a lot in the news lately about all the toxic chemicals in our bodies, homes and the environment. Toxic chemicals are hidden where you least expect them. As a chemist, husband and father of two awesome daughters, I am very concerned about all the toxins in and around our home.
It is possible to switch to a semi-transparent stain when the deck needs to be refinished. Even if the deck has been coated with a clear or transparent stain for many years, an oil-based semi-transparent stain can be applied, provided the wood surface is cleaned.