Clear Oil-Based Stains

Unless you prefer a naturally weathering more variegated appearance 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 products listed here are high-quality and we have seen them perform well and can recommend them for cedar shingle siding.

Armstrong Clark Exterior Wood Stains

Messmer’s UV Plus

Penofin Blue Label