- Q.Does T&G cedar
paneling for closets need to be sealed? If so, what
should I use?
A. Cedar paneling in closets
should never be sealed. The purpose of the cedar
paneling is to release the aroma and volatile
compounds in the cedar into the closet to repel
moths. As the volatiles decrease with age, the
effects of the cedar can be restored with a light
sanding to expose new wood, or by applying a
coating of cedar oil.