If you want a durable wood for your deck, railing or fencing, look no further than Port Orford Cedar. Known for its natural durability, Port Orford Cedar is 40% stronger than other commonly used cedar options. But that doesn’t mean you can overlook standard maintenance.
We want your outdoor cedar applications to last a long time, so here’s our guide to protecting your investment:
- After installation, pour or spray water onto your Port Orford Cedar. If the water absorbs in 10 minutes or less, it’s time to stain. It could take 20-30 days after installation before your deck is ready to accept stain, so don’t worry if this doesn’t happen right away.
- Choose a UV and mildew resistant oil-based stain (Rick’s Fencing can make suggestions on the best kind for your needs).
- Clean your cedar with a hose or light pressure washing and clear the wood of any obstructions, like potted plants or deck furniture.
- Wait until the surface of the cedar is between 40 and 80 degrees.
- Apply stain in a thin layer, wiping off excess as you go.
- Restain your Port Orford Cedar every 2-3 years for continuous protection from the elements.
Need more tips on caring for your patios, fences, walkways and railings? A Rick’s Fencing team member would be happy to share their professional advice. Call now!