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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Question Sealing spanish cedar

    I want to apply a clear sealer to a bench I built using spanish cedar. This bench will be outside, undercover in the northeast. Will a product like thompson's water seal work ok?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Thumbs up Re: Sealing spanish cedar

    Sounds like it will. It should protect the wood from water, sun and mildew.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Northern Virginia

    Default Re: Sealing spanish cedar

    AFAIK, there is no long-term clear finish for full exposure.
    These gates I built are spanish cedar, finished with exterior waterlox, still require yearly re-coating.

    Another finish to consider is Australian Timber Oil.
    Thompson's nowadays is water-based and not worth considering.
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