Oil vs. Alkd/Oil? - Cedar Shingle Siding
We put up new, untreated cedar siding about 19 months ago. At the time, we used Pittsburg Sun-Proof clear stain, which is an Alkd/Oil mix. It wasn't put on thick enough, and we ended up with a lot of bleaching.
We are now about to re-stain and need to choose what to use. Should we be considering a straight oil stain, or are the Alkd/Oil mixes better and likely to provide better sun protection?
Any recommended brands? Sikkens seems highly rated, but is almost 3x more expensive than Olympic and 60% more than Cabot. Should Pittsburg Sun-Proof work well if put on better this time?
We're in Oregon, so we get a lot less sun than many places, but the house is pretty exposed, and we do get intense sun for a few months every year.