A simple way to switch from cedar staining to painting is Dulux’s Timbacryl. Timbacryl is the closest paint to stain. The following is a case of cedar staining to more permanent painting with Timbacryl. Firstly the house was washed by water blaster to remove oxidized old stain, dirts, moss and mould. Once it’s dry two coats of Timbacryl were applied.