In 1973 - I built a Lindal Cedar Home - made completely of two inch
cedar planks. It can be seen here -
For the first 30 years - we did absolutely nothing to it - no sealer -
no stain - no print - and it weather beautifully.
After 30 years of no stain or paint - we decided in 2003 to have it
power washed - sanded - and oil-stained. People that are used to houses
that are painted one color love it now. Both ways were nice.
We had the stain job done by a professional - they pressure washed it -
sanded it - and applied a coat of Honey 2000 - Woodguard oil stain - and
it looks great.
A professional restoration firm that is in business 35 years completely
pressure washed my cedar home and barn - before they sanded it and oil
stained it. Check out the pictures - www.harry.everhart.com.
I know you can bore a hole into soft wood with a pressure washer - I
have one and have done that. They guys have special fan nozzles and
talent - they did it one board at a time.
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