How to Stain a New Cedar Deck?

Answer A new cedar deck will maintain a nice color a lot longer with properly applied stain. Seal the new cedar deck after staining to reduce moisture absorption and increase the life and beauty of the de... Read More »

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How do I stain a cedar deck?

Prepare the DeckSand rough areas with fine 80-grit sandpaper. Wash the deck with a deck cleaning solution. Allow the cedar to dry overnight.Stain the DeckBrush the stain on with a paintbrush, using... Read More »

How do I stain cedar deck with scratches?

Preparing the DeckSand the scratched deck down with a drum or disc sander fitted with a rough, 80-grit sandpaper. After sanding the scratches, go back over the deck surface with 120-grit sandpaper.... Read More »

When do you stain&seal a cedar deck?

On One Hand: Finish the DeckAccording to Real Cedar, the industry trade group of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, cedar lumber is naturally durable and is, therefore, suitable for outdoor ... Read More »

How long should a person wait to stain a cedar deck?

On One Hand: Accepting the StainThe amount of time that you should wait to stain a cedar deck is a hotly contested topic. Some prefer to wait several months, while others state that it is necessary... Read More »