Staining a new cedar fence
Hi. We installed a new cedar fence in late August and I fear I may have made a terrible mistake, I have partially stained with SuperDeck.
Type: Board on Board Cedar Fence
Where: Outside Denver, Colorado
When: August 26, 2019
Type: Board on Board Fence
About 175 feet with a top cap and trim.
I have stained about 2/3 of the fence with SuperDeck Transparent in Natural. Then I saw all the reviews on this site, to say I was sick, is an understatement. That being said, I need to finish what I have started. I got about 2/3 finished then it snowed, now the snow is gone and the temps warming up. I'm going to finish on Friday-Sunday. I really just want to seal and protect the wood. I have a couple of different thoughts...
1. Finish with the SuperDeck, and then in the spring come back and re-stain with Armstrong or TWP. To keep the fence from turning too black. If I do this, do I have to strip off the SuperDeck?
2. Finish one side with the SuperDeck, but use Armstrong (or something similar) on the north facing side, that I can't see.
3. The fence is in shade in places and lots of full sun.
Thank you so much for any help and advice.
I am attaching some photos, you can see what it looks like.
You cannot keep the Super Deck from turning black by adding a different product over it. You will need to strip it all off at some point. At this point just finish with the Super Deck. Being vertical wood it will not turn dark/black as quickly as a horizontal deck surface. You should be good for a couple of years. Strip and brighten when it starts to discolor and switch brands at that point.