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Forum topic by jpc posted 03-20-2011 09:46 AM 2477 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jpc

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03-20-2011 09:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cedar question

bought a stack of these picketts this morning to replace about 3 sections of fence that fell apart, the red looking cedar is rough fiinish, is this standard, and suggestions of whether i need to put a sealer, or finish or leave it alone, any input is appreciated, thanks in advance


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#1 posted 03-20-2011 10:21 AM

We can get it either way here, rough or smooth. If you want it to stay teh way it is, yoiu need to put on something like http://www.penofin.com/faqs.shtml products that has nearly 100% UV protection. The stuff that says it has a lower level is a waste of money. It will turn silver gray if you don’t block the UV.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 05:39 PM

hey topamax, i looked while i was at lowes and didnt see anything similar, im gonna check around a few places, thank you for the info

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 05:58 PM

I think some of the boat stores might carry marine sealant that blocks 100% UV. I remember seeing some “somewhere” and thinking to myself that I need to remember where I saw it. I forgot where I saw it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 07:33 PM

hey Bertha i didnt even think about that, ive got a few places around here, ill check it out, thanks

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 07:53 PM

Check with your HOA/POA as to not be in violation. Example

Don’t ya just love it…

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#6 posted 03-21-2011 08:11 PM

Don’t rule out paint.

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#7 posted 03-21-2011 08:50 PM

Laughing with Horizontal! As offensive as it is, they’ve actually got some decent product recommendations in there!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 03-23-2011 05:39 PM

I’ve used Sikkens cetol on alot of cedar. It is a high quality (and $$) product. My local Sherwin-Williams store orders it for me, usually takes less than a week to get it in.

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