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Cedar posts too dark

Crystal B79
4 months ago

We didn't know, and our builder neglected to tell us how porous rough cedar is. When selecting a stain they suggested dark walnut and the photos they showed us were stained pine and we liked how it looked. Of course the rough cedar soaked it up, the posts are nearly black and our porch looks awful. We expressed to the builder that it looks too dark and they said it will fade in 6mo to a year and look better. I doubt that. Any suggestions?

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