There are two types of wood stains fitting to be used on cedar: solid and semi-transparent. Solid stains may use a primer, but only if there is currently a latex solid stain already applied. If there is currently an oil solid stain, then the same would be used over the top of the wood. Semi-transparent stains are stains that allow the natural beauty of the wood, keeping the grain very visible. Unlike solid stains, which cover more like a paint, oil stains enhance the grain lines and create contrast within the wood itself.
The Final Look
Wood stains range from clear coats which showcase cedar’s natural color, to the darker stains. We offer a wide array of options so we can best match your exterior color scheme. The final color of your siding will depend on the wood’s natural color prior to staining, as well as the stain itself. For instance, with the same stain on a red cedar wood will naturally end up a much deeper hue than on white cedar.