Question

Is there a non toxic type of stain or clear coating to put over an older redwood shingle exterior?

Asked by pat
Benicia, CA

A clear type of coating with some shine would be nice..

Answer

Bill Bradbury

Answered by Bill Bradbury

Smithfield, UT

Envirocon Home Restoration

January 31, 2012

Yes, Penofin makes just the product you are looking for.

Never put a sealer like polyurethane varnish on shingles, just a nice oil and a UV inhibitor.

 

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