01:27PM | 10/09/06
Member Since: 10/08/06
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I need to restain our exterior shutters and garage door. They are showing signs of greying and discoloration from the sun and I don't want to have to replace them. What do I do? I am not even sure where to start.


05:20PM | 03/04/13
It's wood and was probably selected for its natural beauty; however wood is always going to pose a maintenance issue. Your options are:
1) Apply sealer and acknowledge the gradual bleaching caused by the sun. Expect to have to reapply every 2-3 years
2) Sand and restain and seal. Ditto
3) Sand, seal, and Paint. This will hide the beauty of the wood, but will probably hold up 5-10 years
4) Replace them with a synthetic material

Not to make light of your apprant disappointment, but even a stone castle needs constant upkeep.


05:20AM | 03/05/13
Member Since: 03/05/13
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I've had good results with an exterior oil based product by the name of Sikkens. It's used on boats a lot. It comes clear and tinted in various shades. Recently used it on an exterior wood front door that was badly weathered and it turned out great. Good luck.


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