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Old 10-11-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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Am commencing a project but will not finish til next summer, shutting down when it gets to cold. If I wait to stain until all done, will the stain be uniform or will the different times exposed to the weather affect the intake of stain? This is in PA. Thanks.

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You will see a difference in color where the stain has weathered for a season. It could be very minor or could be a huge color shift from UV damage to a poor quality stain. You will also have to re clean and reprep the areas that don't get stained this year.

If there is no way to get it all done at once, I would shoot for doing something like all the rails this year or all the floor boards. Not sure how your deck is made up, but don't try and stain half the railings and half the floor. One or the other will be less noticeable if the stain decides to change on you.

Also keep in mind that with stain constantly being reformatted to fit environmental (VOC) laws, if you buy the stain at different times, you risk getting something completely different, even if the label remains the same

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You will see a difference in color where the stain has weathered for a season. It could be very minor or could be a huge color shift from UV damage to a poor quality stain. You will also have to re clean and reprep the areas that don't get stained this year.
Thanks Charlie.

I was actually contemplating no finish at all until completed and was wonder if the wood would take the stain in varying rates depending on the total exposure time of the substrate.

Maybe a simple water repellent until completed and ready for staining?
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If by "PT" you mean Pressure Treated lumber, I'd think it could safely wait until you can get it all done at once. In any case, PT lumber is quite "wet" when brand-new, and not a good surface for staining anyway.

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Maybe a simple water repellent until completed and ready for staining?
You'll run into the problem you expressed concerns about (1/2 staining different)
Best to leave the PT to season
Not ideal, I know
Needs a few months anyway
It's Pressure Treated....it'll be OK
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