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Just looked at a cedar home, plywood t111 style siding that is in various stages of discoloration, maybe treated once after new. folks want a semi transparent or clear finish. I say with some gray,some like new and some medium weathered,can't predict the finished product. what would you suggest??
 
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cedar house re-treats

no, it has been done in a clear.however,some areas were not done last retreat, some have ben pressure washed unevenly leaving streaks, and some appears to have been treated over dirty siding. will a pressure wash get all this back to square one ya think??? I worry that their will be no uniformity?????
 

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no, it has been done in a clear.however,some areas were not done last retreat, some have ben pressure washed unevenly leaving streaks, and some appears to have been treated over dirty siding. will a pressure wash get all this back to square one ya think??? I worry that their will be no uniformity?????
There are a few products out that will help restore the natural look, but I recommend cabot's problem solver. Then I would recommend a semi-trans...

Don't do this if you are not a good pressure washer though...you need a perfect end result especially if they want clear
 

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We've had some success with a Flood product: Stripper Cleaner. I believe it is a sodium hydroxide based product. Does a nice job removing old semi -t's and clears. Use caution, its a bit strong. There are a host of other off-the-shelf products as well. Most are fairly easy to use. Spray it on -wash it off.
Sometimes a strong bleach solution 12.5% will do the trick without a stripping agent.

Use a semi-t or consider the Cabot Semi-solid. We've had good success with some of the Flood stains. Can be hard to find though.

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any challenges with plants,windows,comp roofs in the use of theses products? i am bidding against two companies who just said wash it, retreat with oil base deck clear and I dont think it will look anywhere good at all in that direction, maybe shouldnt bid if I can't assure a good finished product
 

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any challenges with plants,windows,comp roofs in the use of theses products? i am bidding against two companies who just said wash it, retreat with oil base deck clear and I dont think it will look anywhere good at all in that direction, maybe shouldnt bid if I can't assure a good finished product
of course you need to wet everything down first, but that's just pressure washing 101

...you need to know all aspects of the job-if you're out of your league, don't do it...that's duh 101 (next door down)
 
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