Sealing cedar deck HELP

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Old 08-03-19, 10:12 AM
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Sealing cedar deck HELP

my hubby is just replaced the top boards of our deck with cedar, but it took him a few weeks. so some of the boards looks a little different from the sun. Should I wait for the sun to get to the other boards he put down before I clear seal. Or after I seal will the sun will make them look the same as the ones that have been on the deck for a few weeks?
 
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Do you know if the boards were kiln dried or air dried?
What type of sealer/stain do you intend to use?
 
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I am not sure it was purchased at Menards. I was going to use Thompson watersealer clear multisurface
 
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Old 08-03-19, 11:02 AM
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Yes, IMO you should wait.
 
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Old 08-03-19, 01:58 PM
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I was going to use Thompson watersealer
Please dont, that crap is cheap and you will be disappointed, top quality sikkens stains/sealers are the best!
 
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I agree! TWS does do a good job of protecting the wood from water BUT it has a short life, 6-12 months and does little to prevent the wood from greying. Any leftover TWS can prevent any other stain from adhering as well as it could.

I'd suggest using a toner or translucent stain, they generally hold up better than any clear deck sealers.
 
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