Asked on Apr 13, 2012
I need to clean and seal my deck. Problem is, I have 3 dogs who go outside via the deck. I'm thinking once I clean the
deck, it will have to dry thoroughly before sealing it, right? But during that time, the dogs' feet will deposit loose dirt, which, of course, I can sweep off before sealing, but could I cover it with a tarp and let it dry underneath that or will that mess up the drying process? But then, from what I understand, once it's clean and dry, I put on the sealant. But then IT has to dry -- what, 24 or 48 hrs? -- before anyone can walk on it. The only thing I've been able to figure out is that the dogs will have to be taken out front on leashes during that drying time. Right? This is going to be a hassle. Is there another way, short of boarding them during that time, which will become expensive?