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The cedar is fine the way it is, unless you want to preserve its natural yellowish color. If you do, you can apply an oil-based, UV-resistant fence and deck stain that will help keep the cedar from fading and changing color. If you choose to do that, you'll have to do it every couple of years to keep the color looking fresh.
Without any kind of stain or sealer on it, the cedar will slowly fade to a grayish color. This is normal, and won't affect the cedar's durability.
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