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TWP, Messmer's UV Plus, Armstrong-Clark, Sikkens? Which stain is best for cedar sidewall shingles?

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Any opinions on stains or wood preservatives?  Oil based?  Water based?  This will be applied to our Western Red Cedar sidewall shingles.  We live in California so VOCs are a concern.  Thank you.

Sikkens used to be the tops, (post #215977, reply #1 of 2)

Sikkens used to be the tops, but about 10 years ago they big-boxed the brand and it went downhill.

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Which current brand is good? (post #215977, reply #2 of 2)

Any idea what is the best stain now?