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Old 06-23-2008, 12:04 PM   #1
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How long before I should stain/seal my new deck? Pressure treated lumber.

Oh, thank you all for the help on it.
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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Glad you got through it!

I'd give the wood a few weeks to expel some of the water that it has in it before sealing it.

What product are you planning to use? I'd definately suggest spending good money on a good product. The typical $20/gallon box store sealer is junk.

I'd suggest Penofin Marine Oil. But get ready for sticker shock.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:25 PM   #3
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http://www.opwdecks.com/penofinptp.htm

I guess this would be the correct one. Not many color choices.

Even though the deck is new, they recommend using a cleaner then a brightener. Looks pretty simple though, garden hose hook up.

http://www.opwdecks.com/powersolveinjectablecleaner.htm

http://www.opwdecks.com/penofinptp.htm
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Reading a little about the Penofin brand, they say you will only get 9-18 months. How can the other brands from say HD or Lowes claim 3,4 or 5 years? Must be some fine print I missed.
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Deceided to go with Sikken stain. Seems to have good reviews and more readily available. Did the cleaning yesterday. Even though it's a new deck, about 6 weeks or so, amazing what a difference. Used Cabot's deck cleaner (I think it was called cleaner/stripper), and then Cabot's brightener. Really looks and feels ready for stain.
Guy at the store told me to disregard the cleaning, etc. because it's a new deck. Thought I would try a test on some left over deck boards. Put on the stain without cleaning/brightening and waited for it to dry. It ended up having sections that still aren't dry days later. That must be the mill glaze? Anyway, will be staining tomorrow. Will post results.
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How long before I should stain/seal my new deck? Pressure treated lumber.

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Wait a few weeks to let it dry out. Also, try a product called One TIme Wood. It is a liquid solid, sounds like an oxymoron I know but it is great stuff. Good for new wood only guaranteed for 7+years and is cured by sunlight. Absolutely the best stuff.
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6 to 8 weeks depending on temp. @every 2 years after that
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Well, used the Sikken brand. Turned out nice. Cleaned it and used the brightener first, really a must after doing my own tests on left over wood. Not real happy with my privacy fences though. When applying the stain, if it over laps on the rough sawn boards, it shows. Not sure what I could have done. I'll let it weather I guess, see how it turns out.
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Oh yea, I let it dry out for about 6 weeks.
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someone told me to put a few drops of water on the wood, if it doesn't soak in in about a minute, its not ready for stain yet. Time why, guess it depends what part the country you live in.
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