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Oil based or water based or hybrid product for staining red cedar shingle siding? Which is best?

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Anybody know the best type of stain to use on Western Red Cedar shingle siding? What would be the best at resisting mold/mildew?

As a general rule, start with (post #215965, reply #1 of 1)

As a general rule, start with an oil base and follow up with latex based stain. If you go with Sikkens, no water-based follow-up is needed. Be sure to oil-base "prime" all edges and both sides. Latex goes on the "show" side/edges.

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