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Do we seal a new cedar porch or wait?

16 years ago

Hi everyone,

We have just put on a new cedar porch. We still haven't put the railings up because we don't know if we should water seal right away or wait. People are telling us different things; Wait 6 months and seal it; sand and seal it right away. We're confused.

We've also heard of "DEFY" deck products that have a clear UV stain/sealer for cedar. Is this the product for us? What products do professionals use? and where do we buy it? We're in Ontario Canada so weather on the porch is a worry. We want to protect our investment. Looking forward to all your info. Many thanks.

Anne and John

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