Have new red cedar deck. What stain do you recommend to maintain wood grain. Deck faces south with 3-4 hours of sun but also will get sap from Maple and pine trees. Also when since this is a new deck when should we stain and will we need to use a cleaner and brightner on it. Thank you
See this about new wood: http://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/new-decking-and-armstrong-clark-stain
Use a semi-transparent color after the wait and prep.