Finishing Cedar Logs

I realize that this might not be the appropriate forum for this question, but I figured you guys would have an answer.
Part of the construction of our new lake home includes a small rustic porch. We've elected to use stripped cedar logs for the support posts.
My question is this: besides a water-sealer(a.k.a. Thompson's), is there any kind of finish that would help preserve the natural color of the logs?
I realize that I may have to be content with the inevitable silver patina, but we'd prefer the white wood look. Any suggestions?
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Keep sun light off of the wood. The sun light is what fades the wood color. Alternatively, if you pressure wash the faded wood the natural color will be restored. You can use protective varnishes but they too break down with time in the sun light.
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The only thing Thompson's is good for is starting fires or killing weeds and maybe not even that. Rated as crap years ago in Consumer Reports and never improved AFAIK. HTH
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