Wash any dust, dirt and cobwebs from the surface of the cedar shingles using the pressure washer. Allow the wood to dry completely before proceeding to step two.
Re-attach any loose cedar shingles using a hammer and nails.
Sand down any splintering areas of the cedar shingles using the 80 to 120 grit sandpaper. Sand along with the grain of the wood and never against it or you will damage the surface.
Cover any areas you do not want stained with blue painter's tape. Cover larger areas with heavy-duty cloth drop-cloths.
Pour the oil-based stain into the 5-gallon bucket. Stir it with the wooden stir-stick.
Apply the stain to the cedar shingles using the paintbrush. Brush along with the grain of the wood being careful to smooth any runs or drips.
Continue applying stain until all of the cedar shingles are covered. Allow the surface to dry for two hours. Apply another coat if necessary.
Things You Will Need
- Pressure washer
- 80 to 120 grit sandpaper
- Blue painter's tape
- Heavy-duty cloth drop-cloths
- Wooden stir-stick
- 5-gallon bucket
- Paintbrush designed for oil-based stain
- Oil-based stain
- Mineral spirits
- The tannins in oil-based stain tend to settle over time. Be sure to stir the stain every 10 or 15 minutes as you work to ensure that the tannins are distributed evenly.
- Use mineral spirits to clean your paintbrush. Never use water as this will ruin the brush.