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Forum topic by ezgnann posted 09-11-2014 02:53 PM 891 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ezgnann

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09-11-2014 02:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking shutters outdoor finishing question cedar cypress

I have been asked to build some replacement shutters. These are west facing and get some water from a sprinkler system, so we are having problems with rot and fading.

There is not much to do about the fading (any recommendations?). But the rot can be addressed. I am thinking of using cedar or cypress, painting it with Kilz, and then some outdoor paint. I have never painted cedar, does it take paint well?

Any recommendations from the forum?

Dimensions are 15×72.

Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 09-12-2014 04:19 AM

Cedar tends to bleed through finishes, but Kilz is formulated to deal with that. Two coats of Kilz, followed by the finish coat, should do it.

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 09:21 PM

Thanks for the comments. I went with cypress and an outdoor paint. They turned out wonderfully well.

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