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Unread 10-23-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Cedar siding reaction?

Any thoughts here? Not our install, don't know the stone(limestone?). Don't know the age of the stone install. It is installed with epoxy grout, which probably doesn't matter. The staining started soon after the siding install, new cedar shakes. Don't know if they came pre-stained or not.

Any thoughts on causes or tips for cleaning?

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Unread 10-23-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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I'm fairly sure it's the tannic acid in the red cedar shakes that's to blame. I'd examine the finish of the shakes to see if it's been applied properly.

As far as cleaning, I'll defer to others. Hope this helps a bit.

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Unread 10-24-2013, 01:26 PM   #3
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I'm with Bubba. Here's what the industry experts say about it.

http://www.realcedar.com/siding/finishing/
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Hi Matt

I would do a TEST with one of the deck brighteners. They usually contain oxalic acid. If the affected area isn't to large you could also do a TEST with Beekeepers Friend.
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BeeKeepers friend leaves a sticky residue. I'd use BarKeepers Friend.

On a serious note, I defer to John. But want to emphasize a key work he said: "Test". Do a small test area before committing to the whole thing.
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Hi Bubba

I've got to stop using my phone for this!

Thanks for the correction!
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Oh, I just thought you like the honey sweet smell of BeeKeeper's Friend.




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