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Thread: Cypress house siding- stain/seal? Advice needed

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    Default Cypress house siding- stain/seal? Advice needed

    Recently purchased a house with 1x6 cypress siding. The areas under the porch are in good condition, sun side has some fade and there was also a deck out back which I removed that caused water damage to some of the siding. I will be having that siding replaced as the bottom of it was rotted (no gutters).

    After the bad areas are replaced I would like to stain and seal the cypress but have not dealt with this in the past not have much experience siding/wood staining. I do not want to paint and would prefer something similar to an early American stain color

    Thoughts/suggestions?

    -John
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    Following this one....I have the exact same issue and need suggestions also.

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    i dont know shit but since no one else will respond, I'll say something stupid and people will show up.

    I would pressure wash it, let it dry, and stain it with whatever appropriate stain/protector you want.

    Hope this helps
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2thDoc View Post
    i dont know shit but since no one else will respond, I'll say something stupid and people will show up.

    I would pressure wash it, let it dry, and stain it with whatever appropriate stain/protector you want.

    Hope this helps
    How could you forget online reviews?

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    I would carefully pressure wash and use any Olympic stain of your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdhigh View Post
    How could you forget online reviews?
    we will nitpick the pressure washer and stain of choice using the company with the most bots for the win....
    Ugh. Stupid people piss me off.

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    Helmsman and beer

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    Ask the local sherwin williams manager. They have some training on stains and wood.

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    I used sikkens Cetol on mine
    The cypress didn’t take the varnish/stain/sealer like the pine and cedar did but found that the sikkkens worked the best for me.
    About 100.00 a gallon
    I had a ton of left over cypress and used at my batten strips
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    Thank you all for the tips. For those that have applied did you roll or spray?

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    Sikkens is the way to go. Helmsman is a good choice too, to seal with. Sikkens is a two coat stain/sealer. You can also buy a Sikkens refresher to apply in between coats every few years to keep it looking new. Lot of log home manufacturers use them, my dad is a GC and has used it for years for work and personal.

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    I sprayed I think Olympic is just as good as the hundred dollar products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterjw View Post
    Thank you all for the tips. For those that have applied did you roll or spray?
    Spray is always the answer.
    Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal? I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but they're definitely dirty. But, a dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.


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    I'd treat with Clorox/water before I stained any of it.
    Low country redneck who moved north

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    Believe it or not Clorox is terrible for wood there are other options.
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    The Sikkens you brush or roll on. Olympic and Sikkens are night and day.

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    Very nice PTrooper!!!
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    That's a sexy building you have there lawdawg.

    I use diesel and burnt motor oil on my raw wood buildings. Wasps dont build nests near it. Bees dont chew on it. It doesnt look awful.

    You're welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmettoTrooper View Post
    I used sikkens Cetol on mine
    The cypress didn’t take the varnish/stain/sealer like the pine and cedar did but found that the sikkkens worked the best for me.
    About 100.00 a gallon
    I had a ton of left over cypress and used at my batten strips
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    Is that in Saluda Co. by chance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smitch320 View Post
    Is that in Saluda Co. by chance?
    Yeah sure is...stop by sometimes

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