cedar window sill
I need advice on how to refinish/protect a cedar window sill. The wood is about three inches above my kitchen countertop in an area that includes the sink so the wood sometimes gets splashed with water and splattered during food prep.
At first I thought it was stained pine or redwood, but after sanding off the damage, it looks like cedar with a really fine grain. I'm thinking that what I thought was a dark stain may have just been natural darkening. They seem to have had some kind of protective coating on it, most of which had worn off.
What kind of finish will stick to cedar and stand up to periodic cleaning? I would also like to darken the wood to coordinate better with the redwood window trip that has a dark, reddish colored finish.