OK, believe it or not we want to restore the cedar windows in our early '70s house to look like timber. They currently have layers of paint on them. Once i get past the nightmare of stripping the paint (not sure how, yet) - what do i use to dress the raw timber? I like a natural look like oil, but I believe this needs to be reapplied every 6 mths or so. With the amount of windows we have, this would be a constant project! What about varnish? Does it wear OK? I don't want a gloss finish but assume you can get varnish in matt or satin...?