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Solid colors are available at most hardware stores. For our Natural tones or Spice Series siding, you can obtain the refinishing solution from Maibec. Simply go to your siding retailer, which will order the stain from Maibec for you. Please note that you will be required to provide proof of purchase for your Natural tones or Spice Series siding.
Maibec recommends using a 100% acrylic water based product. You will find in our Staining Guide several products recommended to refinish your siding.
The right time to refinish siding depends on a number of factors: its exposure to direct sunlight and the other elements, its color and its geographical location. To ensure the longevity of your siding, be sure to check it on a regular basis. We strongly recommend that you visually inspect your siding at least once a year to make sure there is no bare wood. We also strongly recommend that you consult our Maintenance Guide and Staining Guide for detailed information before refinish your siding.

Product Availability

The delivery time varies between 7 to 8 weeks, depending on whether it is a custom order or a stock program order.
You must contact a retailer to get the price of our products. To find the nearest retailer, visit our Dealer Locator. When comparing the prices of different products, make sure to take into account all costs of proper installation (fasteners, ventilation accessories, etc.) and delivery.
You must buy our products from one of our many partner retailers, as we do not sell our products directly. To find the nearest retailer, visit our Dealer Locator.


Our Installation Guides contain all the information you need to ensure your siding is properly installed. In doubt about how your siding has been installed, please refer to a certified building expert. Please note that Maibec warranties apply only if installation standards are met. To request an installation guide from a previous year, email us at or call 1 800 363-1930.
You can find our Installation Guides, Maintenance Guide and Staining Guide on our website, which you can give to the contractor you decide to work with. Maibec does not have a list of recommended installers or painters, nor does it certify installers or painters.

Products Performance

Tannin is the natural oil found in cedar that gives it outstanding resistance to fungal decay. It is rare in white cedar to ever see it appear, as it typically remains in the wood. It is a water soluble substance. However, tannin can appear in rare cases following intense periods of heavy rains and intense sun. Tannin in white cedar will not stain the surface, and will usually weather away within 8-12 weeks.
Sap is an inherent aspect of solid wood and seeping can sometimes occurs. Allow the sap to dry and gently remove it so as not to damage the stain. See the Maintenance Guide for all details.
You can find all of our current warranties under the Support tab on our website. To request a warranty from a previous year, email us at or call 1 800 363-1930.
Splintering is an inherent aspect of solid wood and can sometimes occur. Gently remove the splint and protect the siding by applying touch-up stain to the exposed wood. For more information on how to properly touch-up our siding, see our Touch-up Guide.

Color Choice

Since Maibec offers an almost unlimited range of colors, it would be difficult to list homes for all colors. In addition, we respect the privacy of our customers, so we do not give out contact information under any circumstances. Our portfolio, Facebook and Instagram pages and our new viewer Maibec Designer can inspire you in your project.
Maibec does not offer a design service for color selections. However, you can now visualize our different products and colors with our new visualizer Maibec Designer! In addition, our portfolio grows day by day to provide you ever more inspiring projects! You can also order a sample to see the how your chosen color will look in real life. Ordering Maibec samples is quick, easy and completely free of charge. If you still aren’t sure of your color choice, a local designer may be of help.
Maibec does not offer a design service for color selections. Sealant is available at most hardware stores.