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Old 06-28-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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under 1 year cedar deck. grey

About 10 months ago we put in a new cedar deck. It was sealed. 10 months later the deck is a ugly grey colour. Seems like a waste of money. Is this normal. did it get sealed wrong. Is there anything we can do to return the rich warm colour of cedar?


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Old 06-29-2010, 06:26 AM   #2
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There is not much you can do. Once it turns gray your pretty much stuck with it.


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Old 06-29-2010, 09:15 AM   #3
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did you try deck cleaner on it? I built a cedar picnic table and sealed it with an all natural Soy based product. I was very disappointed when it turned gray, figured it was the shortcoming of trying to go green.
I got a clorox based deck cleaner at HD, and scrubed with a brush. Table cleaned up pretty well
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