Staining Cedar Clapboards

KJ asked 6 years ago

I have cedar shingles primed with a solid stain (in some areas over old paint). I want to try staining, no priming.

Can I stain a gray color (light or medium gray)? Will I see tannin bleed through the stain? Does the stain have to be a dark color? Also I will use acrylic stain. Have tried the advice of oil primer /acrylic solid stain and all I get is mildew. Mildew loves the oil.

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