Asked on Jul 14, 2018

I had a deck build. How long should i wait to stain and what to use?

Jeanette SDebkerWilliam
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  • Ebbjdl
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Hi Christine, I'd stain it now.

  • William
    on Jul 14, 2018

    6 months to 1 year. need to dry out. Use a good UV rated deck stain.

  • Debker
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Your best bet is a penetrating stain, transparent or semi transparent, the more solid the color the less the stain penetrates

  • Jeanette S
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Christine, I would check with the people who put in the deck to see what kind of wood they used...then go to somewhere like Sherwin Williams to see what kind of sealant to use. Keep in mind that the opaque is like paint...it will peel. Most treated wood has to "cure" before treating.
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