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Old 02-01-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
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I just built a western ceder wishing well for a wedding, that well set out doors in the rain ,snow and sun . What do I put on it for finish?

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Old 02-02-2004, 06:34 AM   #2
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My thoughts are to put nothing on it at all for a couple years. Cedar has its own preservation properties in the wood and will also look much better aged for a bit to add character. If you decide to do it now or in a year or two just use a decent alkyd (oil based) clear deck & siding sealer such as Benjamin Moore's MoorwoodŽ Alkyd Transparent Deck & Siding Stain 099 available in a natural finish.

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Old 02-02-2004, 06:37 PM   #3
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We install cedar roofing, and all of our suppliers say let it weather for a year before applying treatments. Thompsons water seal is a typical treatment.
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Not to slam on Thompson's Grumpy but the stuff is like water and barely lasts a year at best protection wise..... unless you are in the arizona desert or someplace void of real weather.


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Old 02-02-2004, 08:22 PM   #5
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I beg to differ, Thompson has UV protection in it and works very well here in the Valley of the Sun in AZ, I have it Thompson Redwood color waterproofing on my fence and it has not needed reapplying for the last 4 or 5 years. Your real weather do not stand a lick to my fence standing on the south side of my property in 120+ degrees days( in the shade). Normally Pvc will become brittle and break and paint on the cars will flake off under the sun here. Rain runs off, and snow brushes off, but the sun here will cause wood to dry out and become brittle as glass if left out in the sun
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I just did a project out of t/g cedar and I applied Thompson's Wood Protector in honey gold. This can be purchased at Lowes or hardware store. It has some oil to protect from cracking and the color is a gorgeous compliment to the cedar.

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