Cedar Wood Frequent Questions & Answers

Are there any special precautions I should take when painting your cedar wood products?

We generally do not encourage people to paint on cedar wood, but if you decide to do so, please use special precautions.

Cedar wood takes and holds paint better than most woods. It is important, however, to select and correctly apply the right primer.

Use oil or alkyd-based primers or water-borne stain-blocking primers on redwood. These primers are available at your local paint centers and and are formulated especially for cedar,  redwood, and other types of wood with a high extractive content.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for application closely. The best finishes will not perform if they are applied incorrectly. High quality acrylic latex top coats provide the best durability.




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