when to stain a new deck云南十一选五开奖结果There are many questions as to when a newly installed deck should be stained. Some stain manufacturers suggest you should wait 3-12 months to let the wood dry while others say to stain the deck right away. The answer can be both just as long as you prep the new wood properly for an application of the stain.

we are going to explain both scenarios and the proper steps to take.

Let the New Deck Dry and Weather for 3-12 Months:

  1. Most common suggestion by the manufacturer. New wood is suggested to dry since it has a high moisture content. This reduces the stains ability to penetrate.
  2. The wood will dry and turn gray from the exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays.
  3. After 3-12 months you would need to apply a wood cleaner to remove the gray wood cells. This can be done with scrubbing and or light pressure washing. After cleaning the deck you will need to neutralize the wood deck cleaner with a wood brightener.
  4. Let dry for 24-48 hours then apply your deck stain of choice.

Stain New Deck Right Away.

  1. Not the most common approach but can be done if you prep properly.
  2. Apply a wood deck cleaner and thoroughly scrub and or pressure wash lightly. Neutralize with a wood brightener. These two steps will remove the mill glaze and "open" the wood pores.
  3. Apply a deck stain that is "thin" in viscosity. A heavily bodied wood stain will have a hard time penetrating into the new wood. Using a stain similar to The Sealer Store TimberOil will penetrate into the wood.

云南十一选五开奖结果do not over apply a wood deck stain/sealer to a new deck. the excessive stain will not soak into the wood causing the finish to dry on top of the wood. many manufacturers suggest only one coat on newly installed wood.

For deck staining instructions please read: How To Stain a Deck

云南十一选五开奖结果if you have any about staining a brand new deck please ask below. all questions are typically answered within a day.

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    John Rein · 05/18/2020
    Just finished install on a new 14x19 wood deck and looking for info on future sealing and or stain after weathering. Would like to maintain original wood grain finish if possible with a clear or transparent product. What would you advise
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    Denise · 05/16/2020
    The deck. Stained after 5 months
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    Gina · 05/16/2020
    Stained with semi transparent. New wood. Just did one coat even though can said 2. I may do another coat in the fall. Too hot and sunny out there. Love how it looks. First time doing a deck at 70.
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    Dmitriy · 05/15/2020
    another question on timber oil - my deck is approximately 900 sq ft (not including the railings and such) - would 1 5 gallon of timber oil be enough to stain, or should I order 2?
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      The Sealer Store · 05/15/2020
      You will need 7-10 gallons.
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        Dmitriy · 05/15/2020
        Thank you super helpful. Last question - timberoil has VCOC at 550 level, is that considered a semi-transparent, or transparent? Thanks again.
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    Ann Singer · 04/30/2020
    I'm having a new deck put on. Im using untreated fir wood. Should I wait to stain it or can I stain boards before they are put down? Also I live in a area with alot of snow in the winter what is a good brand of stain to use?
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    Adam H. · 04/28/2020
    Hi and thank you for the answer in advance!

    I recently added a WC Western Cedar deck back in December here in St. Louis Missouri. The deck gets about 85-90% sun, so we are about 4 months of weathering, and it was ready for a seal treatment. Winter and spring have been normal. Days in the upper 60's to 70's, and lows in the 50's. it is about to change, and will be 80's to 90's very quickly.

    I was preparing to seal it very soon when the nighttime temps stayed above 50's, but I just had to have 5 boards replaced due to splitting, cracking, and some workmanship. So now I have weathered boards and new boards, 1 rail, and 4 deck boards.

    3 Questions
    1. What is the best way to seal it now with the new boards, just seal them all?
    - Some of them are starting to grey a bit, see pic.
    2. What is the best seal / stain for a natural Wet look?
    3. it is spring, how long of a dry period do I need before the next potential rain hits?

    Thanks again for the help, it is much appreciated!

    Sincerely,
    Adam H.
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    Stephanie · 04/18/2020
    And do we need to let it age first before doing anything? We were hoping to paint/stain before assembling as that seemed easier.
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    Stephanie · 04/18/2020
    Hi there,

    We purchased a new cedar playset for our backyard. It is not assembled yet. We want to make it white but not sure if it is better to stain it white or prime and then paint with exterior paint. If we stain it would we need to do anything to prep the cedar first? Do we still use primer first like we would if we used paint?
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      The Sealer Store · 04/18/2020
      Sorry, but we do not sell any solid stains from our site. You would not prime, just get a white color solid stain.
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    Dmitriy · 04/17/2020
    Our contractor just finished installing our new deck and I am tempted to stain it right away. If I do - what wood cleaner / brightener should I purchase? Thanks
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    Caitlyn · 04/15/2020
    We just bought a home in March and it has a new deck on it. I do not know when the deck was added on . How do I know when can stain it ?
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    MCM · 04/10/2020
    Previous homeowners built a deck just prior to us buying our house in Sept. 2019. It’s now April and it all still looks and feels like brand new bare wood and water beads on it. Does this indicate that the wood is not dry enough to stain yet or that they sealed the wood when they built it? Thanks!
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      The Sealer Store · 04/11/2020
      If water beads then no, you cannot stain it as the stain will not be able to soak in.
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    Sara M · 04/09/2020
    Hello! Thank you for this website. It is so helpful. We have a 12 month old cedar porch and we love the grey color it has turned. Can we just add a transparent sealer in order to keep the color? Thank you!
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    Denise · 04/09/2020
    We have a 10 yr old dock that we are taking up the boards and flipping over after running them through a planer. The tops were cracking and splintering quite a lot, many screws very deteriorated but the they look beautiful after flipping them. Do we still need to treat these boards as "new boards" before staining? Or can we go ahead and stain them now? This is our progress thus far. Should be done in another day or so.
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    Andy · 04/03/2020
    I have a screened porch. The screen is covering the outside part of my surrounding edge rail and posts. Do I have to remove the screen to adequately stain the deck?
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    Joann · 03/25/2020
    I had a pressure treated deck built in oct of 2019. It has rained 5 out of 7 days since. Can i stain it now and because of all the rain does it still need to be prepped.
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      The Sealer Store · 03/25/2020
      Yes, you have to prep new wood. The moisture content should be less than 15%. You might want to wait for it to dry out better.
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    Kelly · 03/20/2020
    I just replaced my decking with cedar. I don’t want it to gray. How long do I need to wait before I can seal it?
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    Joey Ramirez · 03/07/2020
    I just installed a treated deck today up against an existing deck that was never stained or sealed. We are selling soon and wanted to stain it asap to make it look glorious. Can I stain it a dark grey color to make them both match asap?
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    Kim Ehrlich · 02/19/2020
    Also, how long should I wait before staining?
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      The Sealer Store · 02/19/2020
      Hello, the above article states how long to wait and then how to prep.
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    Kim ehrlich · 02/19/2020
    Should I sand a new pressure treated wood deck before staining? What is the best stain to use, I live in south Florida?
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    Ronalee Crocker · 02/02/2020
    We live in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, about a half mile from the ocean. We have a two year old mahogany deck that is gray in appearance. Can we put a semi-transparent stain on it to make the gray lighter and protect the wood? We would like a very light gray color. It has some mold spots so we will do a deck brightener and cleaner. Will it rot with no protection?
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      The Sealer Store · 02/02/2020
      No, you cannot lighten up the current graying. You would have to prep to remove the graying with a deck cleaner and then stain the wood with a hardwood stain. There are not gray hardwood stain colors.