Handling & Priming

A. HANDLING: Keep your siding dry and clean. Stack siding 4-6" off the ground and under cover. If the wood must be stored over damp ground or new concrete, place a moisture barrier under the siding.

B. PRIME BEFORE INSTALLING: After the siding has reached equilibrium moisture content and before it is installed, a coating on all surfaces is recommended. The type of coating will vary with the final finish selected. The coating protects the siding from water penetration, helps prevent marking caused by mildew and extractions and can increase the service life of top coats. Check with your paint dealer to make sure that the pre-finish coat you select is compatible with the intended finish coat.

Download printable PDF version of the Application Instructions.

For further information, view the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association's installation information.