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Forum topic by GMman posted 08-31-2009 04:10 AM 1026 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2009 04:10 AM

What is the best finish for new cedar shingles?

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 04:17 AM



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#2 posted 08-31-2009 04:18 AM

Funny Funny your some help lol

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 04:48 AM

chevron distributor ,
shingle oil .
made for this.

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 06:52 AM

My dad sprayed so black stuff of some kind on his barn roof in the late 50’s and the shingles are still there!! I’ll see if mom knows what it is?

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#5 posted 08-31-2009 07:19 AM

I assume they are on the side of the building not on the roof?
Personally I would let them weather naturally for a few years then add some linseed oil mixed 50/50 with mineral spirits and spray it on with an airless sprayer if you can. You will need to repeat that every 3 to 5 years. If you are trying to preserve the color of the wood, or want to add color, I would suggest checking out Behr brand deck and fence sealers and stains. Their better ones are rated for 5 years on a vertical surface. That tells you how often you should plan on re-applying the finish to the shingles once you start.

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#6 posted 08-31-2009 11:33 AM

Sikkens Cetol.

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#7 posted 08-31-2009 12:26 PM

Cabot’s Bleaching Oil. If they are not on the wall, dip them.
I dipped 40 bundles one weekend…then rebundled them!
They did not curl and it minimized shrinkage… and, once dipped, they were already the final Cape Cod grey color I was looking for.
If they are on the wall already, paint it on.

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