Cedar Pergolas; Do You Stain / Seal?

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Cedar Pergolas; Do You Stain / Seal?


Just as the question asks; do you stain / seal your cedar pergolas?

If so, what brand / mix do you recommend?
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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TWP 100 series. Prefinish everything I can. J.

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TWP 100 series. Prefinish everything I can. J.
You got that right, staining pergolas is a pita. It's so much easier to do on the ground first.
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Hmmm. Looks good.

Know any retailers who carry it?

HD / Lowes = no. I see their website lets me order it, but if I'm going to use it while the wood's on the ground... I'll need it in the next day or two.
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Know any retailers who carry it?
Check with some real paint stores. Kelly Moore & Benjamin Moore both carry it here, check with one of those if you have them there.
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If you are going to stain, I've had great luck w. Cabots oil based decking stains on cedar.

Most of our clients prefer white paint. So that means two coats of oil based primer and one coat of latex. These days, I prefer to let my painter do the finish work and have to deal with any issues that come up in the future.
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i have been using timberpro UV for almost a year and so far, so good.

i really like usign it, actually.
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Olympic Max wood stain 57503 for cedar. HO will need to re-finish in a year or so, but it is a great lookin cedar stain.

I have had luck with CWF-UV5 for wood that I want to look like cedar. It coats real well on PT.

But for beautiful wood like cedar, a solid color stain will mask its natural beauty.

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Check the Sikkens web site for dealers
down there.
Porter and Glidden carry TWP around here.
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I have found cwf has unstable uv. That is it reacts very diferently depending on the amount of direct sun. Also it is very hard to change to anything else.

I am talking real different it looks like several different colors. J.

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