matching new and old white cedar siding

exactingNovember 26, 2008

I am renovating my 50 year old colonial New England home and it was re-sided 10 years ago with Maibec white cedar factory treated with bleaching oil. We are keeping some of the 10 year old shingles on the house and they have not been touched since installed and they are grey with some black spots from weather/mold. There are areas in the front of the house which will have new shingles and old shingles. I am thinking of going with untreated white cedar for the new shingles then power washing the old and then using a semi transparent stain on the whole thing to try to get a close match between old and new. Any suggestions?

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When on cape cod in the mid eighties, a bleach solution was used to "blanch" the shingle, rid mold, and get it closer to looking like a newer applied shingle. Sorry i dont know what the mix ratio that was used, but you might ask siders or painters in your area if the technique is still used and the mix ratio if it is.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 2:42PM
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