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I stained the front porch of my Cedar house (and I hated it!)

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I stained the front porch of my Cedar house (and I hated it!)


Hate can be a strong term. Maybe I’m just tired and frustrated, and it’s not as bad as I think it is. It’s not what I expected. I spent yesterday re-staining the front porch I had spent hours preparing by pressure washing, sanding and prepping. I ended up using Ready Seal in Dark Walnut, and it just didn’t turn out like I had hoped. I was going to use Cabot Australian Timber Oil and, based on real wood samples I saw in the store, chose the color Jarrah brown. I wish I had taken a picture of the Jarrah Brown wood sample at Lowe’s. It was beautiful. It was a medium to light brown, with no undertones immediately apparent. It didn’t look greenish brown, and it didn’t look like a reddish brown. It was a neutral, medium/light color that was exactly what I was looking for. When I opened the container, stirred it and placed it on a board inconspicuous on my porch, it turned RED. I don’t even mean that it had subtle red undertones. I don’t mean that it had subtle red undertones. I went. […]

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