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Our new home has fir beams by the front porch and back patio and pine T&G under the eaves. We chose Sikkens Log & Siding in Dark Oak but after 2 coats it looks lighter than expected. We'd like a darker stain with less of the red undertones. Will adding 1 or 2 more coats help achieve this? We also looked at preferred colors in SW Woodscapes but were told Sikkens would be less maintenance. Any suggestions on what we can do now?

Answer:

Experiment putting another coat of something darker (Teak?) in the Sikkens. You will have the same maintenance with the Sikkens as the S.W. semi-transparent, about every 3 or 4 years. Do not neglect this part or it can get very costly to get back in shape.

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Posted By K Sanger
3/8/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/8/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/8/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/8/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/8/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/8/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/9/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/9/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/9/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/10/2016
Hi! Sorry my follow up question from 3/8/16 had so many re-submissions, not sure what happened! Can you delete the extras? I'd appreciate if you could answer my two additional questions sent, thank you.
Posted By K Sanger
3/12/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By K Sanger
3/17/2016
Thanks! Our contractor thinks a third coat of Dark Oak should help, we'll check Teak but I think it's lighter. Someone at our local paint store said after 2 coats one should wait a full year of curing between additional coats but our contractor thinks another coat is fine and hasn't had issues in doing this so far, any thoughts? Everyone here says maintenance can go 5 or 6 years with Sikkens log & siding. Our beams are semi-protected and western WA temps are moderate, any thoughts? We might add cedar shutters which may need more attention though. Any comments on the above are greatly appreciated!
Posted By Wanda Crowell
7/10/2016
I am building a timberframe cabin out of eastern red ceder.it has faded to a gray color on the outside walls which is okay but I want the natural red grain to show on the inside walls. How can I remove gray color? Thanks
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