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Forum topic by GMman posted 08-31-2009 04:08 AM 796 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2009 04:08 AM

What is the best finish for new cedar shingles?

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 04:49 AM

chevron distributor .
shingle oil.
made for this .

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 03:30 PM

I’ve never used any finish on them. They age gracefully with no finish.

I tried a waterproof sealer finish on one wall on a shed at my cabin, & it doesn’t look as good as the other walls.
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#3 posted 08-31-2009 04:55 PM

I’ve also layed cedar shingles and we never put anything on them. They are naturally waterproof and will last for many years with a good underlayment and installed properly. They will age to a beautiful silver color.

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