To prolong the life of a newly constructed cedar deck, it is important to apply a sealer. There are natural preservatives present in the cedar decking, but add a sealant further prolong the life of the timber. You have many options available and apply the finish at the right time is critical.
For best results, it is essential that the surface of the cedar decking is completely dry before applying the seal. Wait at least three days of dry weather before sealing.
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Types of sealants
There are several types of finished film forming and penetrating a wooden deck. The penetrating finish provides better results because it allows the cedar to breathe; It will not come off, crack or slough, and maintenance is relatively easy. Among the penetrating finishes are transparent, waterproof as preservatives, dyes and popular transparent to preserve the natural look of cedar.
It is essential to apply the first finish cedar decking. Make sure the surface is clean and dry before application. It is best to apply the finish with a brush for a couple penetration. Apply the stain in the direction of the wood grain, completing two or three tables at a time.