Cedar Siding

Why Choose Us?

GSL PAINTING provides full service cedar staining, painting and refinishing services to home owners in Anchorage and the Matsu Valley areas. Cedar provides a natural rustic feel to a home no matter how it’s finished. The finish itself however can dramatically change the overall appearance of your home. Some homeowners prefer the transparent and semi transparent stained appearance to retain the natural appearance of the cedar. Many homeowners however opt for the solid stains that give the cedar a painted like appearance. Whichever look you desire we can provide you and your home with the proper methods and procedures to insure you get the most value for your money.



Transparent oil finish is the choice for the homeowners looking for the most natural finish on their cedar siding. A penetrating oil finish that dives deep into the wood while protecting and accenting the woodgrain, knots and texture. It’s retains 100% transparency and doesn’t act to conceal any of the wood... only accentuate it.


Semi-Transparent oil stains allow you to add color while still retaining the look of natural wood. The semi-transparent stains achieve a rich, beautiful finish with a top quality performance. Enhancing the appearance and texture of your home and providing great coverage, exceptional protection and resistance to peeling.


Solid Siding stain provides the painted type appearance often sought after by homeowners without the heavy film build that “paint” provides. The thick formula creates a uniform finish with great coverage. Excellent color retention provides a mildew resistance coating. Solid stain comes in a variety of standard colors or we can match the product to any color sample.

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Successfully staining your cedar sided home (whether transparent or solid) is dependent on proper preparation and finishing procedures. A home that is not prepared properly PRIOR to staining is destined for finish failure early on in its life. This then creates a substantial amount of work to remedy.

Our approach to staining and maintaining your cedar focuses heavily on the preparation procedures first and foremost. This includes a very thorough cleaning of the homes exterior to remove any and all dirt, debris and surface contamination.

In addition we apply a treatment to kill off any mold and mildew spores and remove any growth that is on the home. If the mold and mildew is not removed odds are it will bleed back through and continue growing on your home in a matter of a few months to a year.


Cedar, redwood, and other domestic hardwoods are naturally hardy and resistant to insects, but they are still subject todamage from the sun’s UV rays, freezing temperatures, rain, mildew, mold, and fungus. Our wood siding staining and restoration processes help nourish and protect your wood siding, massively improve curb appeal, and ensure the longevity of your home’s siding. If your wood siding is aged and weathered, our cedar siding staining and wood restoration can actually increase the value of your home, and provide a good return on investment, not to mention make it look amazing!