Cedar Exterior Doors - need to protect

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Forum topic by bbc557ci posted 09-30-2013 11:14 PM 1000 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-30-2013 11:14 PM

Hello all. I’m in the process (almost finished actually) of making up a pair of 4×8 swinging doors to fill an 8×8 opening in my new garage. The doors are tongue and groove Cedar. Is there a protectorant or clear sealer I can or should apply to the exterior side of the doors to protect them from the elements, and maybe help them keep the new/clean look? Not looking for a clear coat like poly, more of an oil base product that will soak into the wood.

Any thoughts…suggestions? Something I can pick up at a paint store or box store?

Thanks in advance!!

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 02:34 PM

Sikkens is the best outdoor finish that I could find when I went looking for a protectorant. It is expensive,
but better than anything else I could find. Just my opinion.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 03:24 AM

I know, Sikkens is good stuff. But it’s similar in appearance to a poly when dried, right? I’m thinking more along the lines of something that will soak into the wood. I fear that if I put Sikkens or a coating/product like Sikkens on the wood, eventually it will peel, which I’m trying to avoid. Does Sikkens make an oil base product that would soak into the wood, and not leave a poly like finish?

-- Bill, central where near the "big apple"

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 01:20 PM

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