Can I use a coat of oil stain as a first coat and then apply a coat of acrylic over it?

Andy asked 5 years ago

The exterior siding is red cedar clapboards, which should have been painted a year or two ago. Some of the finish has worn down to bare wood, and I’m concerned about tannin bleed. My thinking is the oil stain will block the tannins, while the acrylic final coat would resist fading. There is a great deal of unprimed wood, and I’m trying to avoid priming first and then applying two coats of stain. I expect to use Cabot’s products. Thanks for your suggestions.

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