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Shingle Stains and Oils

For the most part, we suggest considering the application of a wood-preservative after a shingle installation or restoration is complete. Wood-preservative products used for this application are typically clear but are available in a variety of tints to provide varying levels of color to these products. Wood preservatives and stains are also available in semi-transparent, semi-solid and solid body which result in varying levels or opacity, texture and visible grain as well as color of course. The stains we've recommended have always been oil-based, but these are eventually being phased out and reformulated, with varying degrees of success. We've seen some previously solid products lose some of their quality and performance after these reformulations have taken place and have adjusted our recommendations accordingly.

The products listed here are high-quality and we have seen them perform well and can recommend them for cedar shingle siding.

Messmer's UV Plus - Siding, Deck and Wood Stain

Sikkens Cetol SRD

Benjamin Moore Arborcoat, Semi-Transparent, Semi-Solid and Solid Stains