How to Finish Western Red Timbers

Finishing Real Cedar Timbers

Real Cedar Timbers Indoor FinishingEven though untreated Real Cedar will eventually weather into a beautiful silver-grey patina that has its own distinct architectural appeal. However, choosing some form of protective finish will prevent surface degradation, and since Real Cedar is pitch and resin-free with a high degree of dimensional stability, it really is the best soft wood for accepting paints, stains, oils and other coatings. Consequently, there’s a finishing product for every taste. But it’s important to know what type of finish is best suited to your particular project.

For outdoor uses, please refer to our sections on outdoor finishing tips and types. As for construction and interior design applications, please see our section on finishing types.