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.