We just had a new deck built, duradeck "floor" with cedar railings (western red cedar) and stairs.
We went to the BM store and were told to wait untill spring to stain it because the wood needs to dry/weather a bit and also the mill glaze needs to wear off. It was very lightly sanded (top of the railings) but other then that nothing has been done.
I live in Vancouver, Canada and we get a LOT of rain here in the fall/winter, will this effect the deck if its not stained. Also, because we're at the end of summer its already getting wetter, the chances of getting 5 to 7 days without at least 1 heavy rainfall is slim to none.
The wood seems dry already but???
Should we wait untill spring or do it now?
Thanks for any help.