Applying Opaque Finishes to Western Red Cedar

Out of all finishes, paints and solid color stains will provide your Western Red Cedar with the most protection against ultraviolet light and moisture degradation.  Paints of all types (water based, latex, acrylic enamel and solvent based) are suitable for Western Red Cedar, however those with high elasticity will generally perform best.  Solid color stains have fewer colors solids than paint, but are film forming and will provide good protection while allowing some of the Cedar’s natural characteristics to show through.

Painted Western Red Cedar Tight Knot Bevel Siding

Western Red Cedar owes its beauty, color, durability and resistance to decay and insects to the presence of natural tannins produced during normal growth.  These natural extractives in Western Red Cedar are water-soluble and may lead to discoloration of finishes on exposed surfaces. This discoloration is not caused by the stain, the paint or any manufacturing process.

To minimize the potential for a failing finish, distractive bleed and/or discoloration, only apply a finish to Western Red Cedar when the moisture content of the Cedar has stabilized and dried.  Most primer, stain and paint manufacturers recommend that the Cedar is dried to at least 15%.  When opting to use an opaque finish for your project, the BEST Western Red Cedar product choice is one that is kiln dried at the time of manufacture.

Upon arrival at the job site, it is important to take care in how your Cedar will be stored.  It should be stored in a climate controlled area, off the ground and free of moisture and dirt, away from direct sunlight.  Maintain low interior humidity levels (this is the most common source of extractive discoloration) and ensure proper ventilation during drywall installation, texture spraying, painting or any other process which increases humidity inside the building.  Your Cedar should only be installed over dried panels and studs.

Be sure to choose high quality primers and finishes that are recommended for use on Western Red Cedar that contain mold and mildew inhibitors.  Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for storage and application.  While either alkyd-oil or water based primers can be used on Western Red Cedar, alkyd-oil based primers generally provide the most protection against extractive discoloration.

Opaque exterior finishes will perform best when applied over a coat of alkyd-oil primer that has been applied to all sides of the Cedar, including the back and sides PRIOR to installation. In some cases, certain coatings are “1 coat only” application.  However, a second field coating is recommended after the paint or solid stain has cured for best performance.  Generally speaking, stains and paints will last longer on a textured surface, rather than smooth.

We custom primed and double coated these beautiful Cedar Shingles in the customer's desired color and shipped them to Illinois for this beautiful custom home's exterior

We primed and double coated these beautiful Cedar Shingles in the customer’s desired color and shipped them to Illinois for this beautiful custom home’s exterior

Suitability and Expected Service Life of Exterior Finishes applied on Western Red Cedar Siding & Tim as compiled by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.  Expected life will vary depending on exposure, as well the quality of products and technique used for application, especially in extreme climates.

Life expectancy of paints and stains on Western Red Cedar Siding and Trim
Many of our Western Red Cedar exterior products such as sidewall shingles, siding and trim are available pre-primed, with low minimums, to save you money and time on the job site! Some products may also be eligible to be custom coated with the paint or stain of your choosing prior to shipment.  Please let our Sales Representative know when inquiring about our products if you will be finishing your Cedar with an opaque finish so that we can discuss all your options.For help and tips to re-finishing your Western Red Cedar, please visit our blog on that subject by clicking HERE

Pre-Stained Western Red Cedar Shingles

These 6 Solid Stain Colors of Western Red Cedar Shingles are Available by Custom Order with a One Box Minimum

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Mazama Meadows Project

Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascades near the little gem of a town Mazama, this rustic modern cabin holds all the amenities anyone would need along with the tranquility of wide open space.   Recognized as one of the region’s leading, architecture, urban design and planning firms, Designs Northwest Architects, along with Impel Construction, brought this innovative concept to fruition.

We were pleased to have the opportunity to supply our Premium Forest Products; not only to be a part of such a interesting and unique project, but also because the owner is a personal friend.

Please enjoy these enjoy these photos, captured beautifully by Lucas Henning.

rustic modern cabin

Knotty Western Red Cedar and distressed steel are used on the exterior of the structure to bring a unique and rustic feeling to this cabin

Western Red Cedar Siding with weathered steel

Western Red Cedar Siding

Western Red Cedar and distressed steel siding

Warm and inviting, the Western Red Cedar and weathered steel blend perfectly with the surroundings of the upper end of the Methow Valley located in Eastern Washington

Western Red Cedar T&G Ceiling

Tight Knot Western Red Cedar tongue and groove paneling was installed on the interior ceilings to bring the warmth of wood and knotty charm into the living space

Tight Knot Western Red Cedar on ceiling

knotty cedar for interior use

Imagine waking up in this room!  The interior accents of Western Red Cedar combined with an amazing floor to ceiling view make this retreat one to remember!

Western Red Cedar exterior trim

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Azek Pergola by Dihedral Builders

Backed by Azek’s promise of high-quality and lasting performance, this amazing custom built Pergola will retain a like new appearance for many, many years.

Custom Built Azek Pergola

Because each Azek board is made from cellular PVC, it will not cup, rot or split and can be routed and cut without chip outs.  Each and every piece of Azek is manufactured to be consistent in density, color ( it comes in a crisp, semi-matte white finish), and square edges, which provides a uniform aesthetic. And, since every inch of the product is usable, there’s no waste.

dihedral builders custom azek pergola

This pergola is moisture and insect resistant.  And while Azek may be painted to any color desired, it doesn’t require paint for protection.  It is also suitable for ground and masonry contact and is backed by a 25-year limited warranty.

Cellular PVC pergola

Amazing Design, Craftsmanship and Photos by Dihedral Builders of Anacortes, WA

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AbsoluteCedar Trim

We are pleased to introduce AbsoluteCedar Trim ~ the perfect wood trim board.  Manufactured by Woodtone and distributed to homeowners and contractors by Cedar Country Lumber, AbsoluteCedar Trim has a 30 year warranty against rot and defects

Manufactured from Western Red Cedar, AbsoluteCedar Trim is a great choice for exterior trim

Manufactured from the highest quality Kiln Dried, Tight Knot Western Red Cedar that is finger-jointed together for added stability and cost effectiveness compared to other exterior trim products, this S1S2E product is reversible, allowing you to choose either a smooth or textured face and is manufactured from 100% renewable resources.

Each piece of AbsoluteCedar Trim is primed with 2 coats of latex primer in a factory controlled environment to ensure an even coating on all six sides. This high quality primer has tannin blockers and mar resistant properties specifically designed to be used with Western Red Cedar.  And, the 30 year warranty gives you the security you need when making your decision on which trim product to use.

Applications

  • Interior & exterior trim and fascia boards
  • Window & door trim
  • Column Wraps
  • Bellyband trim
  • Garage door liner
  • Rake/frieze boards
Dimensions
  • 1×2, 1×3, 1×4, 1×6, 1×8, 1×10 & 1×12″
  • 5/4×3, 5/4×4, 5/4×6, 5/4×8, 5/4×10, 5/4×12″
  • 2×2, 2×4, 2×6, 2×8, 2×10, 2×12″
  • Available in 16′ or 20′ lengths

 

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Azek Trim Boards

THE #1 BRAND OF LOW MAINTENANCE TRIM.

Made from cellular PVC, AZEK® Trim has precise sealed edges on all 4 sides and is ideal for applications such as window and door trim on the exterior of your house. Long known for the un-equalled combination of uniformity, durability, workability, and beauty, AZEK Trim has the highest proven performance on the market.  And, since every inch is usable, there is no waste!

Available in Trim Boards, solid Cellular PVC sheets, Cellular PVC Corner Boards, Cellular PVC Beadboard, as well as many other profiles, AZEK can be installed using traditional tools and fasteners.  It works just like wood and can even be even mitered, routed, and turned on a lathe.   For custom applications, AZEK Trim products can be laminated and even heat formed to create curves.  And while all these products are produced in crisp white, they can readily accept paints and stains.  It is also impressively easy to clean.

AZEK Trim on house with Western Red Cedar Shingles

AZEK will not rot, cup, split, twist or warp ~ even in harsh environments.  It is resistant to moisture, insects and decay and does not require paint for protection.  This promise is backed by an impressive 25 year manufacturer’s warrany.  For limits and more information on the warranty, please visit www.Azek.com/Warranty-and-Care .

Our sales staff would be happy to discuss with you the right AZEK product for your job, so before your next project, be sure to visit us!

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WindsorONE Trim Boards, Specialty Boards and Moldings

Manufactured in the USA and distributed by Cedar Country Lumber, WindsorONE trim boards, specialty boards and moldings are durable enough for outdoor use, as well as safe for interior use.

WindsorONE boards are made of real wood, finger jointed and coated with three coats of acrylic latex primer. With sharp crisp edges on all profiles; WindsorONE provides clean strong lines that make your projects stand out.  Builders use WindsorONE because every stick of WindsorONE is smooth, straight and comes primed and ready to install.

WindsorOne Specialty Boards

Focusing on detail and craftsmanship is what has made WindsorONE a leader in the interior/exterior trim market since 1972. All products are made from wood that has been sustainably harvested with no added formaldehyde, which means no harmful odors.

WindsorOne Historical Moldings

There are a wide range of WindsorONE products available including S1S2E and S4S Trim Boards, Tongue and Groove boards, Beaded Ceiling Boards, Beaded Casing & Shiplap, as well as a wide variety of Classic Colonial, Greek Revival, Craftsman and Colonial Revival historically accurate moldings, wainscot caps and panel molding.

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WindsorOne Products

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WindsorOne Exterior Trim