Asked on May 11, 2017

Our shakes will not fade any suggestions to help them to fade p

Robert JohnsonOco14762500Rankinrw


4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 11, 2017

    Apply a product called Wet-n-Forget safe for all surfaces.
  • Rankinrw
    on May 12, 2017

    I'd try dabbing some pure white vinegar on one of the lighter shakes to see if that helps...If it does, then have at the rest of them.
  • Oco14762500
    on May 12, 2017

    these are red cedar shakes. They will not grey natually like white cedar. They will blacken like u see in ur photo. I would try to research on line to see if wood bleach would help. u may also try a weathering stain which might help u get the look u r going for. then there is always an opaque stain to try Which might b the best way to get to grey but dont rush this project. Try each method on a practice board shingled with the same siding and leave out in the weather for a while.
    if you go on and search natural red cedar house you may come to love what u have, which may be the best outcome after all. Good luck
  • Robert Johnson
    on May 12, 2017

    Spray the shingles with lemon and water and let the sun dry them. Worked for me!
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