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Similarly one may ask, what happens if you stain wet pressure treated wood?
Recently pressure treated lumber will have a high moisture content and may take several weeks to dry. Staining pressure treated wood is ineffective if the wood is still wet. Pressure treated wood that contains a water repellant will not absorb a water-based stain as well as an oil-based exterior stain.
Similarly, does wood have to be completely dry to stain? However, green-treated, pressure-treated wood should be allowed to dry out for 30-90 days before applying the first stain. Always make sure the deck is clean and dry before you begin staining. Wait at least 24 hours after washing your deck to apply stain. Most stains require at least 2-3 hours for drying.
Also asked, how long after rain Can you stain?
24 to 48 Hours
How long should wood be dry before staining?
Average Drying Time As a general rule, 48 hours is sufficient drying time for a newly washed deck. But this also assumes optimal drying conditions, such as a sun-facing deck. If you are on the shadow side of the home where little to no sunlight reaches, wait at least 72 hours before applying any stain or sealer.
Not only can you stain treated wood, staining and painting pressure treated wood is actually good for your new deck. Although the treated wood doesn’t need to be protected against rot, staining it will help reduce surface cracking.
Some stains are slick, but for the most part they’re flatter and create a less slippery surface than a thick, quality paint job. If safety and slippage is a concern for your deck, stain is generally a better option.
- Thompsons Waterseal Transparent Waterproofing Stain.
- DEFY Extreme Deck Stains.
- Valspar Cabot Semi-Solid Stain For Deck.
- Restore-A-Deck Solid Color Best Deck Stain.