... posted at Remodeling, but no responses -- hoping for better luck here!
I have an older Deck House with exposed wooden ceilings (cedar, I think)... They look pale, rough, and dried out in spots, but I haven't been able to figure out what sort of maintenance should be done.
As a test, I rubbed in teak oil in a small area. It looks much smoother and better, but also quite a bit darker.
Also, if re-staining is the suggested maintenance, is it possible to get a lighter color, but still be able to see the wood grain?
Thanks so much!