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Broncosfan1983 09-13-2007 08:50 AM

Pressure Treated Decking
 
I just installed a 300 square foot deck to connect my garage and house together. I used pressure treated 2x6 green board. The boards were in a bundle that I opened yesturday at the lumber yard so still contain a TON of moisture. Do I need to wait for the boards to lose some of thier water content before staining? Any suggestions on which stain to use? I know i need a special treated lumber stain but am unfamiliar with them and was looking for some customer opinions on the different types.

slickshift 09-13-2007 02:29 PM

Yes
It's best to let the PT wood "season"
How much is enough will depend on the wood, wetness, environment, etc...

Usually a season (three months) is safe
Sometimes one month will do it

Quote:

I know i need a special treated lumber stain
Not really...no...not "special" per say
Pretty much any quality deck product should work

I can recommend Cabots products for decks
Sikkens also

AtlanticWBConst. 09-13-2007 07:12 PM

Listen to Slickshift, he's 100% right.....


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