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Old 01-13-2014, 12:18 PM   #1
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I just finished putting a deck in my patio and was wondering what is the best way to finish it off. I used pressure treated wood and didn't know if I could use a strain for it or should I paint it.

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Stain.

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Going to have to go back and add your location to your profile to even guess how long your going to need to wait before doing anything.
That new wood is soaking wet and will need to dry out.
Seal it now and your sealing in the moisture and it will mold up from then on.
Pressure treated does not hold paint as well as stain and when it does start to fade if it's stained your not spending days sanding and scraping peeling paint.
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Stain is going to be easier to maintain. Painted decks almost invariably peel and become a maintaince nightmare. If you want a solid color use a solid stain.

New treated lumber needs time to dry/cure before applying any coating. Generally it needs 3-6 months or more of drying time, and proper prep before any coating/stain can be expected to succeed.
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Wow. I did not know it took that long to completely cure. I live in Houston texas so it shouldn't take too long for the wood to dry since the highs now are around 70 degrees
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I like this stuff for decks………more of a clear coat……you can get it in redwood, cedar, or clear tones.
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