Best Treatment for Redwood by John
Treating redwood requires using the correct product for lasting durability and finish quality. Common options, such as varnish and polyurethane, tend to crack and peel the redwood, and using oil treatments can lead to wood darkening and mildew. While these applications are suited for some wood types, redwood is best treated with semi-transparent stain.
Redwood is a hearty material, and can be revived if an application goes the wrong way. The surface can literally be scrubbed with a hard-toothed brush to create the foundation for a new application;
For optimal results using a semi-transparent stain can best retain a redwood's natural characteristics and provide for a longer lifespan of the material.