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Milton1417

06:25AM | 09/09/07
Member Since: 09/08/07
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Looking at installing cedar siding (shakes); we want the natural weathering look but are we making a mistake if they are not purchased pre-treated.

5slb6

03:54AM | 09/15/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I take it by natural you mean the grayed weathered look. The Cabot stain company has a weathering stain that will give you this look quicker than just plain weathering will do but it still will protect the wood and keep it from curling and cupping.

Milton1417

05:04AM | 09/16/07
Member Since: 09/08/07
2 lifetime posts
thank you for responding; how often would the stain need to be re-applied and should it be put on both front and back sides of shingles?
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