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Painted or Stained Wood Storage Sheds

Post: 1 February 2022 Buildings & Sheds

Design your shed to match your house! 
Leonard offers three different siding materials perfectly suited to hold paint well. Two vertical panels and one lap panel. Painted portable storage buildings are offered in several SHAPES: Traditional Gables, either cottage or ranch style, Barns, or any custom shape like a Hip roof or Lean-To. 

Leonard offers sheds with sidings suitable for paint or stain in just about any size you want from a 6x8 to a 14x50.  If you are unsure of the size you need, please take a moment to read a post about selecting the right size in our buying guide. Popular sizes are: 6x8 | 8x10 | 8x12 | 10x12 | 10x16 | 12x16 | 12x20 | 12x24 | 12x28 | 14x24 | 14x28


Three Siding Materials that hold paint very well

[A] Masonite like Vertical Panel Board - this is the most affordable and is base coat primed, and when painted at the factory, the paint holds very well.
[B] Lap Panel Board - the horizontal lap board looks very much like traditional lap siding but is more affordable and has no separation or warping and does not require caulking between each lap as the material actually comes in sheets. It is also primed and painted at the factory
[C] Cement board - this also looks like the traditional vertical grooved board, but it is much more durable and designed to hold up very well in tough conditions like the coast.  It is more expensive and very heavy, so only order this if you are required to do to building codes.


Siding Material suited for Stain

[D] T1-11 type Vertical Panel Board - this is more like plywood, it is more durable than the ones above but not as well suited for painting.  If you want the stained wood look but Cedar or Split Log bust your budget, then this is the material for you.  It does require more maintenance than the painted materials above, and it will, over time, tend to warp a little, but it is sturdy and has a wonderful look.  The standard stain color is shown in the first two images.  The third image on the right shows a customer-selected darker stain.  There is a slight upcharge, but many customer tell us the color stain they want.

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