I am not promoting Sikkens Cetol 1 over any other stain, that is not the point of this blog. What I am suggesting however is that people should do their homework when buying stain for any project that is made out of eastern white cedar. If I were ever to stray from Sikkens for another type of stain, I would want to actually speak to somebody who has used it on eastern white cedar and find out first-hand how it has faired over the years. If I could see it that would be even better.
Sikkens Cetol 1 is available in many colours. I personally only offer it in Dark Oak and Natural colours. The Dark Oak stain comes out looking a teakish colour when applied to eastern white cedar and the Natual comes out as a light honey / golden colour. With this wood you need to visit your local Sikkens dealer with a few scraps and see the colours for yourself - you cannot trust the colours on the web site.
Eastern white cedar is tremendously beautiful, especially in select grade. If you ever use it for a project just make sure to do your homework with respect to the products you use with it.