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Barnguy

11:14AM | 03/19/07
Member Since: 03/18/07
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I have two red parns that I stained with a very high quality Sikkens sold red stain. They started fading severely the second year-and Sikkens said the stain was defective and paid for the stain and labor to restain. Now in the third year, I am seeing significant fading (towards pink!) again. We live at high elevation (7000 ft) and UV is brutal. Is there any product that will last longer or do I need to give up on the color red?? Any ideas? Thanks!

5slb6

02:43PM | 03/20/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
First off red does fade faster than most other colors but it should not be fading to pink after 2 to 3 years.

If the solid stain you are using is an oil/alkyd based you need to switch to an acylic/latex, which will have much better fade resistance. The Woodscapes Acrylic soild stain from Sherwin Williams is a great product and will go over an oil based soild stain without a primer, but apply two coats anyway.

Hope this helps out.

Barnguy

02:54PM | 03/20/07
Member Since: 03/18/07
2 lifetime posts
Thanks! Any idea how much longer the acrylic should last?

5slb6

01:18PM | 03/26/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would think that you should get at least 5 to 6 years out the acylic soild stain. If you can find a red that is factory made as opposed to being tinted at the store that will hold up the best.
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