Cedar wood is a popular choice for decks, fences, and other outdoor areas that are subject to weathering and other outdoor elements. The wood is highly durable, and can be maintained with ease. When using the proper cleaning procedures, you can easily clean and remove stains and discoloration from the cedar, without harming the color or finish of the wood.
Pour one gallon of water into a bucket, mixed with 2 ounces of oxalic acid. This type of acid can be found at any hardware or home improvement store and works well on cedar.
Dip a cleaning brush into the solution, then scrub the solution into the wood.
Rinse outdoor areas with a hose. For indoor areas, dampen a cleaning cloth with warm water, and wipe the area when finished cleaning.