Our house has a frame exterior, and rests on a pier-and-beam foundation with a brick chainwall around the sides.
We recently had the house leveled, and that resulted in a gap of several inches between the chainwall and the bottom row of siding.
Finding replacement siding for an old house like this is nearly impossible, so I want to fill the gap with a 1x6, painted to match the house.
But since the wood will be in contact with the brick foundation (and, on the porch, with the concrete porch, should I use "blue" (water-treated) wood?
I'd normally use treated lumber for anything in contact with concrete, not to mention anything outdoors, but I'm afraid that the treated lumber won't take paint well.
If it's not going to paint well, will a coat of paint on the back/bottom of the wood be enough to protect the wood from rotting due to condensation where it meets the concrete/brick?