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Planning for Cedar Oil Application


  • Before you begin to stain, carefully cover areas such as brick, metal, and sidewalks that you do not want to come in contact with stain.


  • Plan your application so that you can stain the entire length of 2-4 deck boards at a time.

  • This prevents lap marks and allows for easy access to wipe away excess stain.




  • A simple bristle brush can be used to apply the stain.

  • After applying with even strokes, back-brush to ensure optimal penetration. Without adding more stain to the brush, use it to make short strokes back and forth along the wood grain.

Crack Tool

  • This specialty applicator fits into the thin spaces between boards.

  • The tool will thoroughly coat the sides of the board for a complete coat.


  • Using a sprayer provides wider distribution of stain with less effort.

  • Can prevent back strain because bending over frequently isn't necessary.

One Coat Formula

  • This formula was designed to be extremely effective with just one coat.

  • Applying more than one coat will not enhance the look of the wood. Do not apply a second coat.

Cedar Oil Application Tools

Drying & Wiping

Wiping Cedar Oil

Wipe excess after 20-30 minutes

  • This is the general time it takes for Cedar Oil to penetrate the wood.

  • Applying in smaller sections along the grain makes it easier to reach and wipe away excess stain.

Don't forget to wipe!

  • REMEMBER: Wipe excess stain from the wood surface after 20-30 minutes.

  • Properly dispose of rags.

  • Allow 2-3 hours before walking on the deck and a full 24 hours before resuming typical use of the deck.

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