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primer for cedar wood

primer for cedar wood

primer for cedar wood

I have been asked to paint a skylight that is made of cedarwood.  I know it is not normal to paint cedar so can anyone recommend a suitable primer?

RE: primer for cedar wood

Cedar is tough because of the tannins in the wood... but check around with the paint manufacturers web sites and I think you will find products for cedar.  As you have indicated, primer is VERY important.

Suggesions: Olympic paints/stains, Behr, Flood, .. these are most typical in wood coatings, but Sherwin Williams, Duron, Zinnser, etc probably have coatings as well that would be good primer.

RE: primer for cedar wood

Depending if you a using a clear or pigmented coating.  For pigmented coatings I perfer a stain blocker sealer (Kills or Zinner)vs a sealer.  This reduces the bead through mentioned above.  I do not have the experence with clear sealers to comment on those.

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