Redwood deck finishing questioning: new construction/SF Bay Area
Sorry if this has already been beaten to death.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area (on the peninsula) and am almost ready to apply a finish to my newly constructed redwood deck. The deck is in a partially shaded area.
1. Surface preparation - should I pressure wash or sand or ???
2. Finish - I have some samples of Cabot's Neutral Base Stain (7406) and Semi Transparent Natural Tone Redwood (707) and I like them both. Are these appropriate? I hear good things about Australian Tung Oil and would consider that too. My requirements are the usual ideals: reasonably good looking and not excessive maintenance.
thanks in advance,