Sealing Cedar

Old 02-13-08, 11:41 AM
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Sealing Cedar

I just recently built some outdoor furniture out of smooth cedar. What do you recommend i seal this furniture with,
I was told to use something with a UV inhibitor in it. I want something that will not change the color of the cedar.
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About the only product that won't change the color of the wood would be the waterborne water seal..... but they don't hold up well - would possibly need recoating 1-2 times a year.

Most exterior stains [semi- transparent] will do a good job of preserving the wood.
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I like spar urethane outside, but it will darken the wood a small amount. Clear semi-transparent deck sealer will probably change the color the least, but nothing will have no effect on color.

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