Hi prolyfemommy and welcome to the forum.
Thatís ďSikkens Cetol Log and Siding" "078 NaturalĒ
over new Western Red Cedar. Itís not a clear as it does darken the Cedar a bit but itís not a color either. Spendy stuff, about at about 80 buck a gallon.
Itís been about five years since it was applied to the house in the pic and the South and West sides of that house are ready for another coat. The N and E sides of the house look almost as good as the day it was applied.
Keep in mind that the house in the picture is a front row house on the Oregon Coast and takes a brutal beating from the Pacific for many months out of the year so the weather sides needing another coat after five years is not surprising.
Keeping the original new cedar look is something that many want but is very difficult to achieve. That Sikkens product I linked is the best product I know of to keep new cedar looking new.
Beware of Sikkens products sold at the big orange box store
, it's not the same as the stuff that is sold by the other Sikkens Dealers. It cost less but it's NOT the same.
BTW ALL, those wonky curve Dr Seuss looking corners is an anomaly, courtesy of a cheap phone camera.
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