hansjr
February 3, 2012 in Photo Questions
Love the cedar shingles. Can you tell me what color the stain is? Beautiful!
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It is a custom dye/stain to make them look like the natural driftwood color once weathered.

You can call Cabot customer service and they can advise you how to achieve this look.
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hansjr
Great, thanks for the info. I thought it looked like Cabot's Dune Gray but hard to tell in a picture. We have cedar shingles that we will need to re-stain shortly and also use Cabot semi-transparent stains. Do you have a specific contact at Cabot that I could get? It helps to work with the same person if possible.
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I do not. I would just call the customer service and ask how you make the shingles look like the cape cod houses. It is 1/2 bleach (not dye, I spoke incorrectly) and 1/2 a specific color.

Good luck!
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sgr73
Thank you! Great advice re: stain
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jenduncan
Hey Paul....I just saw this house featured in Traditional Home....Stunning!! Can you give me advice...I'm building this style in Dallas. Should I use a faux shake? Do you recommend any that look good...this style is not built often at all here. I'm worried that real Cedar will be hard to maintain....your thoughts???
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Hi Jen -

I would not use faux shake. Cedar is a bit of maintenance but you can't beat its richness. I don't think you will achieve this look if you don't use real wood.
Thank you for the kind words and good luck with your house.
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dnamama
Paul, Respect your opinion. Looking at a product that compares very favorably w cedar but w a great care/maintenance profile for the NJ Shore: NuCedar. Thoughts? Any experience? Thanks! It's at www.nucedar.com
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