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I have 13 freshly cut and de-barked 6" X 9' cedar post that are going to be used as porch roof supports. What do I use or what needs to be done to the post to maintain color and preserve?


You are never going to maintain the original color. UV will change it as will the weather. You should apply a borate treatment to them and then a latex stain to your color choice. You should not use just a clear; it needs to have some pigment in it to work.

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