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Old 09-29-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Ok I need some help…….Have an exterior that consist of White Cedar shakes. The shakes came prefinished from “Michigan Prefinished” and were put on the residence in 2008. The new home owner wants to “freshen up” the exterior.
The rep from “Michigan Prefinished” stated that they applied Cabot Bleaching Oil, let it dry, and shipped. It gave the shakes a great coastal look without the mold.
The new owner wants to get some more grey back into the shakes.
I’m thinking a 3:1 ratio of Cabot weathering stain to Cabot bleaching oil. Can I do this and not have reaction to the bleaching oil already on shakes? Anyone use these products? Any advice would be helpful.

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Bleaching oil is designed to accelerate the weathering process and the other is designed to slow it. I would absolutely not do this. I would consider using a transparent or semi transparent in a silver gray to freshen it up.
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Cabot's says in the PDF you may mix the two. We did it years ago on a cottage (new) and it worked great.
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I have to put a bid for a house that has new cedar siding and some of the old cedar siding . They previously used bleaching oil. In some areas The new cedar meets with the old siding. I've never used bleaching oil .
do you have any inputs? I hear it smells bad, is it a 1 coat type of deal.
I plan on brushing it to make it penetrate better.

I just don't know how the old is going to blend with the new (once its its had its time to do its thing)

Also hows the new formulation working for people?
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I would buy a gallon of whatever you choose and test it on a small area. I bought Cabot semi trans driftwood grey a couple of years ago and had a hell of a time brushing it out evenly.The black tint looked like charcoal when applied.Ive seen similar results on a new home by me,its a disater,looks like charcoal,blotchy as hell!
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