Cleaning/Restoring original look of Ext. Cedar shingles
Would like some suggestions on a cleaner or a recipe for a mixture to use on cedar shingles which are currently brown, grey and black from weathering.
The shingles will be sray finished with a clear sealer in which I would like a product recomendation for also.
I haven't done one of these in many years. The routine back then was a cleaner mixture of clorox and water etc... and then a wet on wet coat(s) with CWF. I've heard over the years that CWF is not the product of choice, but can't remember the reason for this.
I imagine there must be a premade solution sold over the counter these days for the cleaner that would be easier and more effective than the clorox mix. Also, the houses I used them on where on the ocean where there was no worry of killing everything planted below with the clorox.
One other note, a portion of the shingles are located at the entrance to the house, which is a covered front patio with a concrete base. The shingles being washed down here will obviously soak the concrete. I was wondering if this would in any way effect the concrete and perhaps leave any unwanted stains or marks on the concrete from the cleaning solution. Just trying to think ahead.
Appreciate any input on this from the Pros in this field, since the product(s) end of this job is not my area of expertise, and all to often the guy behind the counter in the paint store these days was selling pizza last week and just reads the back of the can when asked for specifics. Thanks.