Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar

Cedar, Western Red Vertical Grain

Species: Cedar, Western Red   Thuja Plicata

Thuja plicata, commonly called Western or Pacific red cedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America.  An ideal exterior wood for just about any application.

Below is a picture of a customer’s house resided in western red cedar “A”& better clear heart vertical grain – beautiful!

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Should you stain a deck without cleaning it first

The correct answer is – not if you want the deck stain to last as long as it should. The number one reason a deck stain fails prematurely is because the wood surface was not prepped correctly. Even a high quality deck stain will not be as effective or protect like it should if the wood deck was not been washed first using the right deck cleaners.

A good deck cleaner should be used to remove gray wood fibers, dirt, mold, mildew, and other pollutants that are deep down in the wood. In some instances a deck stain stripping agent is required to remove an old failing deck stain. It’s vitally important to remove all remnants of an old deck stain so the new stain can penetrate the wood. More times than not, most deck stains will not adhere to each other. When a deck stain is applied over an old failing stain it will start flaking and peeling within a year or so making an even bigger mess.

Pre-stained Log Siding

Pre-staining your log siding is a great way to also save time and money on your home improvement project.  Pre-stained log siding can be done by choosing a quality stain such as Superdeck Stain.  This will help insure a lasting finish for years to come before a reapplication is needed.  Be sure to ask whether pre-staining is an option in your area before ordering.