Sun Damage- Have a brand new porch with beautiful cypress poles. Painter did a clear seal on them but one is in the sun and getting sun bleached after only 6 months. Can I paint that bleached side with a colored stain of some sort, and then how to seal them to prevent sun damage in the future? I want to keep them looking natural.
You cannot use just a clear coat. As you have learned it will break down in 6 to 12 months. You should always use a pigmented stain that is made for exterior use. I like to use LifeLine Ultra 2 from Perma Chink, but it is real touchy on what it goes on so you will have to probably sand the poles first before application to make sure you have a good chemical bond with the wood fiber.Share on Twitter Share on Facebook