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OT: Painting Cedar

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by TC, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. TC

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    Had the local carpenter rebuild a patio door. He used cedar, said it would stand up better to the moisture. On the East side of house, often gets snow accumilation and is slow to dry. What is the best paint to use? Do I need to prime? Tony
     
  2. TC

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    Up for the evening crowd.
     
  3. Little Limber

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    Real cedar isn't painted, it's stained.

    LL
     
  4. LadyDustM

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    Stain is correct, enjoy your cedar it's the real deal.
     
  5. TC

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    The problem is that this is a repair of a damaged door. It looks like a replacement salvaged fender on a Chevy Citation.
     
  6. LadyDustM

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    Chevy Citation? Must be before my time.
     
  7. phirel

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    Cedar may be painted. I believe oil based enamel is best but I am old fashioned. Latex enamel paints seem to be what most use. The entire door should be primed, and if possible, a storm door over the wood door will help both your repaired door and your heating costs.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Use a water based stain to get the desired color. Then heat the door so it is hot to the touch, and coat with wax. Let cool and buff, repeat until desired finnish attained. HMB
     
  9. gbatch

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    Sherwin Williams makes a latex stain that we use on the exterior of our house. The siding is cedar. It goes on like and covers like paint. They call it Woodscapes and it comes in both solid and semi-transparent forms.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
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