Protecting Cedar Soffits

June 16th 2015
Protecting Cedar Soffits



Q:  We live in a rancher that has tongue and groove soffits.  It seems that they have been coated with a clear product.  I do not know what product was used, but I have noticed some water damage on the cedar.


Is there any way to get rid of the water damage and apply a product to the cedar soffits to give a good-looking protective finish?




A:  To repair the damage, use an exterior stain remover.  Once you have removed the stain, wash the areas well with an exterior cleaning formula, rinse well and allow it to dry thoroughly. 


Apply two coats of an exterior clear wood finish.