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clyde 06-11-2009 10:35 AM

redwood shake siding
 
Hello,

new here with a question,the house I bought has a redwood shake siding around the garage and shed that was put in before we bought,my question is do I need to seal or waterproof this and if so could I just use a water seal like thompsons.

Thanks in advance

glennjanie 08-26-2009 09:28 PM

Welcome Clyde:
Redwood will weather better than any surface you can put on it. The Thompson's will dry out in a couple of years and I don't recommend it.
If you want to avoid the gray weathered appearance, you may want to consider a solid color stain. It is very similar to paint and will protect very well, will maintain a uniform color and will still allow the grain to show through.
Glenn


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