How long do you need to wait to seal a pressure treated deck?
Wait to stain a new wood deck if water beads up on it. The wood on a new deck needs to dry thoroughly before sealing or staining. If the wood came still wet with preservative, allow it to dry about 30 days before applying stain or sealer.
Many people say you should wait at least six months before staining pressure treated wood. So being a real rebel, I stained that pressure treated wood after only two weeks of the deck being completed. All that being said, if you do have time to wait, then by all means wait.
- You can sand and stain wood veneer cabinets a darker color. However, this is not an option for laminate cabinets. Therefore, wood veneer can be refinished by a gentle sanding and a few coats of a dark, wood stain. Finish the cabinets with a clear, polyurethane sealer.
- When To Stain A New Deck. 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.
- Let your deck dry out well before putting it back in use. The stain needs to cure out before being subjected to the rigors of patio furniture and foot traffic. You've done everything correctly to this point, now make sure you allow it at least 24 hours for it to dry out before using it.
Updated: 18th September 2018