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Old 10-10-2016, 02:20 PM
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Default Cedar Fence - sealer/protectant

Any fence guys out here? Had a sub install a fence for a client, and I'm trying to get acquainted with the best way to seal cedar (sub did a nice job but not very helpful). Owner does not want to stain, likes the natural look.

I've seen a few opinions, one about letting the cedar "dry out" of its natural oils before doing anything..

Anyone have any recent experience ? Location of fence is Boston so we will be dealing with all 4 of the wonderful seasons mother nature offers.
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my first go at staining and sealing my fence did not go to well, it lasted about a year because i bought the cheap stuff, i bought the high dollar stuff my last time 2 years ago that has a UV product in it, it seems to be lasting just fine now
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I have a redwood bear carving and use Cabot clear on it. It looks as fresh as it did when I bought it. That's the brand the carver recommended.
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Flood Cedar Stain/UV protectorate.Reapply in about 5 year intervals. Keeps your fence looking pretty good.

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Not sure why you'd treat a cedar fence. Anything you do to it will be temporary and require renewal periodically. Cedar ages to a soft silver gray. As it should. That's why you use cedar anyway. Didn't the client say he liked it "natural?"
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Originally Posted by Buoy Scout View Post
Not sure why you'd treat a cedar fence. Anything you do to it will be temporary and require renewal periodically. Cedar ages to a soft silver gray. As it should. That's why you use cedar anyway. Didn't the client say he liked it "natural?"
I hear ya..... I think the sealer gives him the warm fuzzies
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Thanks for all the comments guys very helpful
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Penofin and be done with it. It is a Brazilian Rosewood oil I have personally used on a fence I rebuilt.
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No sealer on cedar, if you seal it it will rot.
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Originally Posted by guppyii View Post
No sealer on cedar, if you seal it it will rot.
Not true. I've been using Flood Cedar Stain UV for years on Cedar Sided house and fence. That's what it's made for.
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Originally Posted by round2it View Post
Not true. I've been using Flood Cedar Stain UV for years on Cedar Sided house and fence. That's what it's made for.
Agreed with what he said
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just leave it alone ceder dont rot just slight power washing so often that is it its great on boat hulls
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I vote for no sealer but if you need to woodRx.
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Flood also makes CWF (clear wood finish) with no stain, has a beautiful rich finish.
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TWP aka total wood preservative is the bomb on cedar. Several shades available. Intense uv protection keep it looking natural.
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TWP is what I use in So. Florida and it Holds up well....But not available in all states!

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