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Do I need to seal?

BricktopBricktop Posts: 12
edited 2:28AM in EGG Table Forum
I have a cedar table that has been stained. Do I need to seal it as well?


  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    If it is in the weather - yes
    If it is in direct sunlight - yes
    If you don't want food/grease spot - yes

    If you want it to age like "deck lumber" or siding - no

    Sealing it simply protects the wood from the elements.. if you use a marine type sealer with UV protection, you can get 1-2 years before you have to recoat it...

    All in all, it a personal choice on what you want ... here's mine two years after the sealer was put on (gets direct sunlight but not much rain)...
    Kent Madison MS
  • Ditto to what BBQMaven said. It also depends where you live and the weather there. I live on a rainy island out in the Pacific Ocean (Vancouver Island) and if I didn't seal it I may as well make another one next year! Mine is Cedar too.
  • dtcdtc Posts: 24

    Also use a cover and it will last a lot longer.
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