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    Painting or staining a cedar fence

    Painters & Decorators

    Should a cedar fence be painted or stained? Thanks for your time.

    Asked by Michael on 14th Jan 2021
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    Silester Florin Maricel

    "It needs to be painted. Why can't the surface be prepared properly and it's ok"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Pataki Peter

    "Hi,

    Sorry for the late response.

    Stained preferably.

    Regards,
    Peter"

    Answered on 13th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    diymickyork

    "I would normally recommend cedar wood to be stained rather than painted as it allows the wood to "breathe".and help extend the lifespan of the wood."

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Painting bro

    "Cedar wood does not take paint well, and paint can actually reduce the lifespan of your cedar fence. Pressure-treated lumber can be painted or stained, but stain will not soak in as deeply with treated wood than it would with raw. It must dry out before treating"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    WNT PAINTERS ltd

    "Personally I would would stain it as paint generally flakes off in couple years."

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
    PRIME DECORATION LIMITED

    "Hi there,
    In order to resist longer it would be highly recommended a good coat of wood stain.
    If you have more questions please feel free to ask me .
    Thank you!

    Samuel"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    A Naz Building&Decorating

    "Staining does the job. I don't think the paint will stay on too long"

    Answered on 15th Jan 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Stained would be the preference for cedar. I would give it two coats also as it’s quite soft wood it will absorb it"

    Answered on 18th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Hamed D&C Company

    "In my experience, cedar wood to be stained rather than painted. In UK, we have less sunny weather and it will allow the wood to breathe well and keep for a long time."

    Answered on 16th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Ashlar Renovations Ltd

    "Hello, to answer your question regarding the cedar fence, I would do either, cedar is a beautiful and will turn the most tremendous silver/grey colour

    regards
    Craig"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

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