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Old 06-09-2018, 07:59 PM
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Cedar decking on dock

Bought a new dock and was wondering anybodyís experience with staining or sealing the cedar decking. My dad says leave it because it will become slippery when itís wet versus leaving natural being a lot less slippery. Thoughts? Thanks
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:36 PM
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Once you stain cedar you create maintenance and will be staining every few years....

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Old 06-09-2018, 11:43 PM
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Sounds good to me. Would rather be in the boat then staining a dock.
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:43 PM
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https://i.ytimg.com/vi/U6A_IZuuDm0/maxresdefault.jpg what it will look like after a while, you will either have to pressure wash it or treat it. buy this bad boy that deck would take 20 minutes tops.

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I make cedar signs on the side. I always use Sikkens Cetol on them. I've never had any complaints or returns. No idea how it would wear on a dock though with foot traffic. My guess would be that you would have to re-apply every year to keep it looking good.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:47 AM
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I know you are wanting to keep the clear natural cedar look, but it will be a yearly partial sanding and staining if you plan to keep it nice. Go with the natural look and pressure wash it when it gets too grey for your liking.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:36 PM
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my neighbor has a wood deck. when water sits on the wood for a while it is a slick mess. non skid composite is the way to go.
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