Cedar Oil Staining

Exterior Cedar Staining

The houses in Futuna feature band-sawn cedar weatherboards, which are finished with a Cabots Deck and Exterior Stain Oil Based.

The formula for the stain is:

Product Base: Silver Beach 

Colour: Silver Beach (2014)

Tint Formula: 10 Litre, EE 6Y56, G10

With this information the colour can be recreated at any Dulux outlet (Guthrie Bowron, Mitre 10 Mega, Bunnings) so that you are free to shop where you are most comfortable.

Dulux is the owner of the Cabot’s brand of stain, which is the only brand and colour permissible to be used.

The Building Control Committee will periodically inspect all houses to ascertain the condition of the cedar weatherboards and stain and if considered necessary will issue recommendations to owners to have them restained.

The life of the Cabot’s stain used is limited to 3 years to 5 years.

Proper maintenance is essential to prevent fibre rotting, otherwise sanding of the weatherboards is required, resulting in a smoother finish not consistent with the other properties.

Prior to commencing re-staining, proper surface preparation is crucial to success and the Dulux recommendations for preparing the weatherboards are as follows;

The Product

 Cabots Deck and Exterior Stain Oil Based is a semi-transparent, penetrating, oil enriched wood stain.

 It reveals natural grain and colour, resists cracking, peeling and blistering and under normal conditions does not require sanding or priming.

 Two coats need to be applied, the second to be applied after 24 hours.

 The stain will be touch-dry in 2 hours.


 Prior to commencing the staining process, proper surface preparation is crucial to get the desired end result.

 All timber surfaces should be thoroughly clean, dry and free from wax, oil, grease and other contaminants. Wash with mineral turpentine if needed to remove wax and grease, allow to dry and lightly sand dressed surfaces with “00” paper or finer, always in direction of the grain.

Leave nail heads flush to avoid the use of putty.

Inspect weatherboards thoroughly to ensure no fibre rot has set in.

If you are in any doubt as to how to prepare the surfaces properly, consult a professional.