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Wood Stain Colours For Cedar Decks

Find the right color to use on your cedar deck

Q: I have a cedar deck and I don’t know what wood stains I should use on it. What are some good colours of stain for a modern cedar deck that will let the beauty of my wood shine through?

A: Cedar decks have a lot of options when it comes to color. Here are a few suggestions for what stain colours to use on your cedar deck that will show off the grain of the wood while also adding valuable protection.

Clearly Covered

Cedar is a gorgeous wood to use for a deck and because of this you will want to show it off rather than cover it up with a solid colour stain. If your wood is in good condition a transparent layer of Clear On Cedar is a great choice for keeping its natural appearance while also adding a layer of protection.


Mountain Majesty

Our Mountain Cedar stain colour is an oil-based wood finish that adds warmth to your wood allowing the grain to show through while being brightened up with rich color. Mountain Cedar is a great choice for a cedar deck attached to a lighter colored home.


Ruddy & Rustic

Our Rustic Cedar semi-solid stain colour is a great choice for cedar decks that may be a bit older. With hues of rusty red and soft natural browns this finish adds a coat of protection and a bit of classic color.


Now that you have found a colour for your cedar deck it is important to choose the type of wood stain that works for you. Please click the link below to browse through our selection of quality wood stains.

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