In 2016 we installed a cedar fence around our yard. We live in Columbus, Ohio. We love the look of the cedar fence but we noticed that our neighbors cedar fence is starting to dull and turning gray. We don't want this to happen to our fence so we thought about treating the wood with Thompsons clear water seal.
Should we not do this? I've never treated cedar before so I'm unsure how this could be a bad idea or good idea.
Is there another way to prevent the graying of the wood?
Any recommendations on how we should do this? I planned to buy a sealer sprayer and spray it on the boards. The crossbeams are pressure treated boards.
Do I need to sand the boards first?
Is one coat enough or should I do more than one?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.