I applied Behr Super Raw Hide stain on my cedar siding on two
houses,within 6 months they started turning black and peeling under the
stain. A year later I heard of a law suit in the state of Washington
just above us here in Oregon. They had just won a lawsuit on the same
issue in Washington. I called them and they told me they were
considering a nationwide class action suit and if I was interested in
joining they would include me. I said sure so they send me a packet to
fill out I had all my receipts photos, empty cans and a sample of my
black siding I sent it back and waited calling them every couple of
months for updates this went on for a couple of years. Finally I got a
letter from a claims administrator telling me we had won the law suit
and soon as they had all the information from all the claimants we
would be reimbursed. I waited a couple of months and called again .
this went on several months. Finally I received a denial letter
claiming I had no damage. Mind you I have documented proof. The letter
stated I could appeal the decision and gave me an address to send the
application for appeal to. I called the attorneys office in Washington
and all of their numbers had been disconnected. I suspected then I was
had. I contacted a private attorney that does my corporate stuff and he
sent a notice of appeal and asked for a response from the independent
claims administrator. He got no response so He sent another registered
letter and still no response. Then he called them and spoke to a
gentleman on the phone who told him he had no such letter and after a
while finally admitted they received it after my attorney told the man
it was signed for. My attorney asked the gentleman for his last name
and he would not give it to him. That was the last contact I had with
him. I could not afford to have my attorney send another letter as it
was costly and they were not responding anyway. I contacted the State
Attorney Generals office and they asked me if the settlement was done
by a court order and I said yes then I was told They could not do
anything about it if it was sent from a court. It was over their
jurisdiction. I have pretty much given up on getting compensated for my
loss it involved siding on two houses. It is a shame the working man
gets treated this way. The Judge Probably got his cut as well as who
knows who paid the administrator and what may have happened to the
original attorneys. I am sure this happens in many such cases They know
the working man cannot afford to fight it. They split the money and
run. If you know anyone who can help me bring this to national
attention or forward this e-mail to someone who cares would you please.
Someone needs to do something about it.
Sincerely: Gary A. Wolfer
33769 Red Bridge Rd.
Albany, Oregon 97322
If you have a similar problem or are also denied please e-mail me at
On 6 May 2005 18:19:13 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
I believe there was similar action on my side of the border (CA),
never heard what became of it. I used a local knockoff of Behr's
Liquid Rawhide on my Lindal cedar home siding, it was crap, reapplied
many times but couldn't keep up, alot of it went black....but not my
fascia/trim boards treated with Sikkens Cetol, shouldn't have cheaped
out for the siding. My siding has since been pressure washed, and I
used the bleaching product "30 Seconds"? or 60, or something like
that, anyways it was incredible stuff, took the blackness right out,
rinsed well and used the Cetol, looks good as new 3 years later.
I've used many of the Sikkens products inside and out, don't cheap
out, it goes farther and lasts longer.
firstname.lastname@example.org chopping out the mortise.
Surfing along at 19200 bps since 95.
BBS'ing since 1982 at 300 bps.
WW'ing since 1985
Nothing catchy to say, well maybe.....
WAKE UP - There are no GODs you fools!
My hot tub with cedar surround came with a Sikkens Cetol 1 treatment factory
applied ... I went out and got Cetol 23 and applied it over top, and 2 years
later the tub looks better than factory fresh despite the weather to which
it's been exposed (southeastern Ontario ... we get it all). Not inexpensive,
but exceptional value for money. If their other products are alike, I'd
recommend them highly.
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