Staining Cedar Shake Siding In Minneapolis

The Minneapolis home after the cedar shake siding was stained.
The Minneapolis home after the cedar shake siding was stained.
The cedar shake on the garage was also stained.
The cedar shake on the garage was also stained.


The deck was also stained at the same time as the house.
The deck was also stained at the same time as the house.
The fence prior to the algae being removed and being stained.
The fence prior to the algae being removed and being stained.
Fence after being treated to remove algae but before stain is applied.
Fence after being treated to remove algae but before stain is applied.
A closeup of the algae to be removed from the fence.
A closeup of the algae to be removed from the fence.

Fence after being stained. Note that existing garden, trellis wasn

Fence after being stained. Note that existing garden, trellis wasn
More full view of fence after stain was applied.
More full view of fence after stain was applied.

A Minneapolis family was looking to have the exterior cedar shake siding on their Grimes Avenue home stained and called TruNorth for an estimate.

After meeting with the TruNorth estimator and discussing the details of what they were seeking from a paint company they chose TruNorth.

The first step was power washing the cedar shake siding to remove dirt and grime and prep the cedar shakes for staining.

Once the power washing was complete the first of two coats of TWP Cedar Tone oil-based stain were applied. TruNorth prefers oil-based stain because it penetrates and seals wood better than water-based stain. 

The stain is applied by hand with a special type of brush -- a brush with far more bristles than a typical paint brush -- and no rollers are used.

 

Once the first coat is applied, the second coat of the TWP Cedar Tone stain was put on to finish the job.

In addition to staining the cedar shake siding TruNorth stained the deck.

The couple was so pleased with TruNorth's work that the couple called them back later to stain their fence. That job included a removing algea from the bottom of the fence. Removing algea before painting wood is important as the stain would trap moisture in the wood, causing the wood to rot from the inside out.

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