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red cedar shingles near Versatex

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I am looking to install red cedar shingles next to versatex pvc trimboard in a peak shingle job.

My question revolves around whether I should prestain, seal or paint the shingle work. I am leaning towards stain,

but worry about getting it on pvc trim and how it reacts to cleaning it off.

 

Q1 - will the red cedar bleed stain the versatex?

Q2 - should I seal & stain the shingles before install?

Q2 - Will stain work ok over Zinnser Cover Stain sealer?

 

Thanks for any help!

Nobody ???   (post #216111, reply #1 of 4)

Nobody ???

 

Jay (post #216111, reply #2 of 4)

try some off the house is all I can say.  You of course would install the pvc corners / rake trim first and run the shingles to them.  So, are you painting the trim?

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Hi Calvin,   Yeah rakes (post #216111, reply #3 of 4)

Hi Calvin,

 

Yeah rakes and corners are done with a back rabbet to to tuck shingles under.

 

I am leanin g towards staining after sealing .....what do you think?

 

Jay

Jay (post #216111, reply #4 of 4)

Being in NW Ohio, I don't see many shingle siding jobs.  But I sided our house in shingle panels.  We pre-stained the panels as it was way easier flat on horses.

Stain is like water.  

Also, with individual shingles getting in the gaps between is not easy by hand.  I suppose you could tape off and drop cover siding below and spray.  I'd give prestained or dunk and drain yourself shingles a thought.  Paint out the trims prior.

 

just a dumb carpenter from the Glass City trying to retire and getting pretty good at it.....

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