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Anyone heard of applying chevron shingle oil to Douglas fir cladding/siding?

MikefromtheMountainsofUtah | Posted in General Questions on

My local sawmill says he  applied  shingle oil to his house a couple times over the past 20 years and it’s still doing great.  What do you guys think?

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  1. mr_reference_Hugh | | #1

    This is from the Chevron shingle oil website


    Chevron Shingle Oil is designed for use on shake roofs, log homes, *wood siding*, and fences.

    "Ability to retard aging: Helps absorb into the wood and improves the appearance of shake roofs, log homes, *wood siding*, and fencing."

    Nothing about Douglas fir specifically but it appears that it can be applied to all types of wood siding per the manufacturer.

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    Michael Maines | | #2

    It's a type of mineral oil. I don't have experience with it but every other oil finish available makes the wood look good when freshly applied, but without pigments it's not doing anything to actually protect the wood.

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