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Posted by Brad on September 22nd, 1999 12:16 PM
In reply to Red cedar painting problem by Tom L on September 21st, 1999 08:44 PM [Go to top of thread]

The reccommended undercoat for cedar (and raw redwood or other "aromatic woods" is shellac. This helps to prevent the outgassing and bleeding
of the sap from these woods. Even that is a bit
hit or miss. Alternatively, a urethane based product should last even better but will be more expensive. Both of these products are used for hardwood floors. Eventually, cedar will peel.

The main reason cedar is used for siding in the first place is because it resists rot even without paint right? I think nature did not intend this wood to be painted...

Best of luck,


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