I have recently purchased a 6 yr old cedar sided house at 9500′ elevation (lots of UV) and very low humidity. The siding looked very dry and blotchy. I hired a contractor who put on one coat of Super Deck. The blotches are gone, but the wood still looks very dry. Several painters have now looked at it, and all recommend putting one or two additional coats of an oil based stain on the siding. I know that you strongly prefer the latex based stains. It wouldn’t bother me if the result is a darker