Aromatic Red Cedar Or Eastern Red Cedar
I have read that Aromatic Red Cedar contains antioxidants and other things that cause oil based stains to not cure. Is it true? Also, I need to stain this cedar on my soffit right away on new wood, What is the best semi-transparent stain for staining aromatic cedar right away? It's up 25' in the air and access to the soffit is hard so waiting isn't an economical option.
No that is not true. Curing or not curing has to do with the stain and what type of oils it has, not the wood. See this for more info: https://www.deckstainhelp.com/deck-stains/
As for new wood, you cannot stain it right away unless rough sawn: https://www.deckstainhelp.com/staining-a-new-deck/
The aromatic cedar logs I am getting milled have been cut down for a couple months and the boards will be kiln dried after milling. What are the potential problems I could face if I do put only one coat of stain on this wood immediately using either wood rich timber oil or Armstrong Clark semi transparent? Will the stain try to peel or what? I’m in the commercial construction business and we never let wood “weather” prior to staining (usually ceilings, millwork, accent walls, all indoor). I know manufacturers say to wait but why?