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    Unlimited custom color options with flawless finishes.

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    Color Seal Factory Finish Seacoast Gray Double Coat

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    Acrylic Beachwood Grey Semi Solid

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    Natural Sidewalls with Superdeck (Cedar Tone) Oil Stain

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    Semi-Transparent Sidewall Shingles

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    Single Coat of Acrylic Solid Red Brown

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    Point Riche Lighthouse Newfoundland - 3 Coat Acrylic White

ColorSeal & Stain Finish Options

Quality color finishing

All Watkins brand cedar shingles are available with ColorSeal and stain finishes are available in Oil or Acrylic in a variety of custom colors, weathering options and warranties. After painting, the shingles are thoroughly oven dried before they’re packed in a box for shipping. That means you can expect a flawless finish upon arrival.

Watkins finished cedar siding benefits:

  • IU.V protected, water repellant and mildew resistant
  • Pre-painting and staining saves time and labor costs
  • No costly scheduling, weather or seasonal delays
  • No overspray, dripping, splattering or cleanup problems
  • The shingles are finished before they arrive, minimizing job site mess
  • No color variation, lap marks, shrink lines, streaking or dirt pick-up

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Cedar Shingle Finish Options


Factory Finish (Solid)

Our Factory Finish Solid Color produces vibrant, long-lasting colors that look flawless for up to 25 years. Choose from a wide array of colors and protection options or ask us about custom color blends.

  • Seacoast Gray

  • Beige Solid

  • Beech Gray

  • Bermuda Blue

  • Nantucket Gray

  • Dark Gray Solid

  • Antique Silver

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Semi Solid

For a polished look that doesn’t hide the beauty of the natural wood grain, choose our Semi Solid Stains. The semi-opaque finish highlights the wood texture while offering a deep-penetrating flat finish. Ask us about creating the perfect balance of color and protection for your cedar shingles.

  • Cape Cod Gray

  • Black Semi Solid

  • Blue Spruce

  • Chelsea Gray

  • Cordovan Brown

  • Dune Gray Semi Solid

  • Pepperwood Gray

  • Slate Gray Semi Solid

  • Dark Slate Gray

  • Barn Red Semi Solid

  • Spanish Moss

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Semi Transparent

Highlight the natural beauty of your cedar shingles with a delicate touch of color. Our Semi-Transparent Stains last from 5-10 years without maintenance and impart a deep richness.

  • Burnt Hickory

  • Shale Gray Semi Trans

  • Pacific Sand

  • Oriental Teak

  • New Cedar

  • Ginger Semi Trans

  • Driftwood Gray

  • Chelsea Gray

  • Cape Cod Gray

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Clear Solutions

Add sheer, nearly transparent color without masking the natural wood grain and texture with our Clear Finishes that protect and enhance your cedar shingles.

  • Natural

  • Redwood

  • Butternut

  • Teak

  • Mohogony

  • New Cedar

Shake & Shingle Roof Application Instructions

Watkins is your valuable resource for installing Western Red Cedar Shake and Shingles

Sidewall Shingle Application Instructions

Click here to learn more about installing cedar shingle siding.

Say Hello to Cedar

To learn more about how you can add the unmistakable beauty and longevity of Western Red Cedar to your home, contact us today.


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  • "Cedar was the only material that could offer me a high enough level of durability for the style of home I have."

    — Scott Richardson, Vail, CO

  • "Cedar was the only material that could offer me a high enough level of durability for the style of home I have."

    — Scott Richardson, Vail, CO