What Are The Best Exterior Painting Practices For Wood Especially Cedar?


For the best performance, use a paintable siliconized acrylic caulk. For surfaces that have any degraded wood fiber, a light sanding to remove the loose fiber. If you are painting cedar shakes or another type of wood that is uneven, use a wire brush rather than sandpaper for this work, then brush off the surface.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you put on exterior cedar?

Best Clear Cedar Finish For Outdoors The best clear Cedar finish stain for outdoors is Linseed oil, hands down. Linseed oil is the primary ingredient in any oil finishes, which dries clear. You can find other clear water-based stains, but will not last nearly as long as a Linseed oil based stain will.

What type of primer do you use on cedar?

Cedar. Cedar shake or siding, as well as redwood, is best primed with an exterior oil-based wood primer (some regions must use a latex primer due to VOC regulations).

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