Siding: Machine-painted clapboards
Paints or stains are applied to prefinished lumber in a factory-controlled setting. Controlling humidity and moisture results in a long-lasting, high quality finish say the Campbells. All lumber is back-primed or painted or stained on all four sides.
Clapboard and tongue and groove sidings are available from California Colortones in cedar, pine, cypress and redwood. Stains and paints are available in oil-based or acrylic. Lumber and building materials - and their finishes - come with a 5 - 25-year warranty.