After deciding on your product, I am needing some help in determining whether Defy Extreme Wood Stain or Defy Deck Stain for Hardwoods is best. I have a new cedar deck that has weathered 3-4 months. Will be applying Wood Cleaner and Wood Brightener prior to staining.
Brad, our Deck Stain for Hardwoods is the best choice. Although cedar is not a hardwood, it is an oily softwood that frequently has trouble absorbing stain. Deck Stain for Hardwoods has smaller resins that are able to penetrate hard or oily wood types better.