"After using an oil based product on my cedar shake and board and batten home, I considered using an exterior solid paint because of the issues I've had with mold and mildew. I live in Washington state and always thought oil based product would minimize mold and mildew problems. Not true, it actually feeds the culprits, much to my chagrin. I used an oxygenated powdered bleach to completely clean my house exterior, scrubbing with a stiff brush, not easy but well worth the effort. I then sprayed, two coats, and back-brushed both with woodscapes semitransparent cedar finish. Outstanding coverage, without the mess and toxicity of an oil based product. The house looks fantastic! Also used solid woodscapes for trim. I'm very pleased with the products."