Hi - I recently rebuilt half of the lower surface of a western red cedar deck due to moisture issues in several joists. This led to replacing the top boards as well. I'm looking for options in finishing the new wood while trying to best colour match to the existing cedar. While there is little protective coating in the existing wood as you can see from the picture it is quite dark. At a minimum I know I need to clean/brighten the existing wood. Should I consider two different colour options - one for the old wood, one for the new? Thank you.
Thank you, Marilyn. After cleaning and light sanding I have a feeling the existing boards will be quite dark as they have been stained 4 or 5 times. Would it make sense, potentially, to use the Pareo Zero colourless on the old wood, and a matching (likely medium oak) on the new wood? Thanks.