This cedar cabana was built a few years back and was left to the elements. Untreated cedar turns gray and looks dull within a year. To bring it back to life, we applied a wood rejuvenator wash and worked it in with a stiff bristled brush. We then applied a Cabot oil stain. Cabot allows the wood to breathe as oppossed to most stains which seal the wood. Moisture gets trapped underneath wood and has to escape. If it is sealed, it simply pushes off any stain that is on it. This is the reason people have to restain their decks every few years.