Within the last decade, cedar shake became a popular building material for high end homes. Cedar is a beautiful wood, however; it does have some drawbacks. The most noticeable is it’s high tannin content.
From a practical and chemical standpoint, cedar tannin are beneficial. Tannin protects the wood from water, UV light, and even insects. From an aesthetic standpoint, tannin causes ugly stains. You can read about this in more detail in our “How to clean and stain cedar.” article.
This article is a review for Sherwin Williams’ DeckScapes Revive product. We have used Revive on several jobs this year with fantastic results.
Revive is an oxalic acid solution. It is easy to apply and relatively non-toxic when compared to other acids.
When applied per the manufacturer specifications and pressure washed off, Revive will remove even the most stubborn tannin stains in cedar, redwood and any other type of wood.
Revive costs between $20-$30/gallon and covers approximately 150 ft2 depending upon the wood’s roughness and porosity. If you have an entire home that needs treatment, this can get expensive. However, there are no alternative options as effective as oxalic acid for this application.
DeckScapes Revive is an excellent product for preparing wood prior to staining. I recommend this product.
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