Many barns in Ontario are left unpainted, and it seems like every time I post a photo of one, someone wants to know why they are left that way. Here's why: paint does not extend the life of a barn. In fact, a poor formulation or application of paint can accelerate a barn's demise.
Unpainted barns #2
Bare weathered wood is hard and often outlives that which is painted.
Unpainted and pigeons flying over
I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE