Finished project. Deck constructed in 1990. Cedar deck with pressure treated pine railings and 2 X 8 boards (sun diffuser). Used Penofin Ultra Red Label Western Red Cedar Oil stain.
Looks good! Fingers crossed that it does not turn black like Penofin is prone to doing.
Thank you. I did take 40 hours of prep work (washing/scrubbing/pressure washing, sanding, brightening) and another 38 hours to stain. My deck does collect a lot of tree sap from the neighboring trees. I have seen green mildew mostly over 2 years. The stain does seen to hold up well on vertical surfaces..not so good on the cedar decking (it's horizontal). I'm sure I'll be re-staining the cedar in 2 years because of that.
I used the Penofin Red - Transparent Cedar on my Western Red Cedar fence and my results matched Scott's review exactly. It was easy to apply, looked amazing for a year, and then about year 2 it got really dark.
After 5 years I really missed my original fence so I cleaned, stripped and brightened it. It is almost back to the way it looked when I built it. I want to try another product this time. Some folks are telling me that I should try the Penofin Red - Clear, but I am afraid the results will be similar.
I also now have an Ipe deck and need to treat it. The same folks are telling me the Penofin Red - Clear is the way to go. I am VERY skeptical.
Does anyone have any experience with the Penofin Red - Clear stain?
The Penofin clear will still darken over time and it will provide little to no UV protection from graying.
That's what I was afraid of. I have some that is 5 years old and has been through the Penofin stain-->cleaner-->stripper-->brighter treatment. And I have some newly installed cedar that gets sun and rain exposure, and some that is outside, but protected from the sun and the rain.
What would you recommend for these (3) different groups of cedar?
TWP 1500 Series.
Used Penofin Ultra Red Label Western Red