Last summer I had a new large (850 Sq Ft) deck built using White Cedar
lumber. Its beautiful wood but I did not want it to weather and gray.
After much research I treated it with Sikkens Cetol® SRD stain. I
waited about a month and also after 4 dry days then applied the first
coat of this product. After drying the look was great.
About a month later and again after waiting for 3-4 consecutive dry
days I applied a 2nd coat of the same product. Again I was very
pleased with the overall look. Great!
Being located in New England (Central CT) there were quite a number of
snow storms resulting in standing snow on the deck for weeks/months at
Now that spring is here, the snow melted and warm days ahead I noticed
that there are now quite a number of areas of peeling of the stain.
It appears that both coats have peeled exposing the bare cedar.
First of all, has anyone experienced this and what might have caused
it? More importantly I am seeking advice as to how to repair/treat
these areas to both blend well and hopefully prevent the same thing
from occuring next winter.
Please share your deck sealing/staining tips and guidance?
Thanks a million.