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bidou

12:08PM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 02/04/03
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My cottage is finished in wood siding, cedar by the look of things (had a few people take a look at it, and it looks like the consensus is its cedar). The siding is now very dirty and looks like it took a beating by the weather in certain areas (a black mole type of buildup plus the dirt).

1- I want to know what the best way is too clean this without damaging the wood. I am scared that it will not come out even looking. I am considering using a pressure washer but I was told it could damage the wood.

2- What is the best way to preserve the wood color for the longest time? Do I paint, seal or stain it? P.S. I like the natural color of wood

Piffin

06:05PM | 02/05/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
Now that it is stained, you are unlikely to ever have it natural and even in colouration.

You will damage it if you pressure wash and it will take a long time to dry enough to apply new preservative.

There are percolates and other wood restoreers on the market. Flood makes a good one. It will remove dirt and mildew. You use it to scrib the wood with and then rinse.

Then use a solid or semi-solid colour stain.

5slb6

12:06AM | 02/07/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
The Wolman Compnay makes some very good cleaners but if it is really dirty and covered with mildew and mold a good cleaner is Jomax and the best way to apply this product is with a pump up garden sprayer and then you coulkd wash it with a pressure washer or garden hose.
If you like the natural look of wood stay away from solid stain as it will cover the wood like paint. You can go with a semi-transparent stain or Wolman makes a product called F&P which is a sealer and preservative,but you are limited on the colors, which are cedar & redwood and such.
Happy painting.
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