Rough Cedar Garage Doors

Tom asked 6 years ago

My garage doors are rough cedar. They face west. We live in Scottsdale. The doors are stained medium dark with some kind of lacquer on them. A painter says he would strip them and apply an oil based stain (with no sealer or lacquer). He thinks oil based will hold up better than acrylic. Problem is we would have to go with a more translucent color. Another painter (from Texas) says acrylic is good enough now that it can last as long as oil. He says to thin the first coat so it soaks in better. He also says pick a lighter color as it will reflect the sun better and cause less fading. What is your opinion on all of this???

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