When can you apply deck stain to treated lumber?

Answer On One Hand: Staining Pressure-Treated Lumber is Not DifficultPressure-treated lumber is permeated with chemicals to make it more durable under a variety of weather conditions and protect it from t... Read More »

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How to Apply a Stain to Pressure Treated Lumber?

Pressure treated lumber is soaked in either alkaline copper quat or copper azole, replacing the older, more toxic chromated copper arsenate (CCA.) Although pressure treated lumber is resistant to ... Read More »

Can you paint or stain pressure-treated lumber?

Pressure-treated wood can be painted and stained. To achieve best results, wait at least six months before painting new pressure-treated wood to give it a chance to dry out. If the wood readily abs... Read More »

How Long Should I Wait to Stain Treated Lumber?

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Does pressure washing a deck ruin treated lumber?

Care must be used when pressure-washing a treated deck. The editors of "This Old House" magazine recommend using a power washer at no more than 3,000 pounds per square inch (psi) for pressure-washi... Read More »