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.