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    Default How long should I wait to stain?

    I am having a pressure treated deck built on my home. I've been told that I should wait a year to stain it...is this accurate?

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    Default Re: How long should I wait to stain?

    Quote Originally Posted by mandimay View Post
    I am having a pressure treated deck built on my home. I've been told that I should wait a year to stain it...is this accurate?
    I would stain as soon as the weather permits, but that is just me.
    I have heard that year thing as well, but I don't know what the reasoning is behind it.
    Maybe someone else does though...
    You can get a more thorough staining and sealer when the material is KD.
    Last edited by Ernie_Fergler; 04-03-2008 at 04:54 PM.

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    Default Re: How long should I wait to stain?

    I thought it was to allow the pressure treated wood a chance to dry out?

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    Default Re: How long should I wait to stain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1435 View Post
    I thought it was to allow the pressure treated wood a chance to dry out?
    Certainly could be, but there is wet or dry pressure treated lumber....Depending on your part of the country, one or the other is a better fit....

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    Default Re: How long should I wait to stain?

    I built a deck a number of years ago here in Wisconsin and some of the wood I used was pretty wet. I did wait a full year before I put any kind of sealer on it.

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    Default Re: How long should I wait to stain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric1435 View Post
    I built a deck a number of years ago here in Wisconsin and some of the wood I used was pretty wet. I did wait a full year before I put any kind of sealer on it.
    In Pa we also see mostly wet PT lumber.

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