Need stain recommendation for South Texas
Brand new cedar deck. Will be in the sun all day. Temperature in summer is frequently over 100 degrees. The deck builders recommended the usual Behar, Valaspar and Sherwin Williams type stuff. Until I stumbled onto this site I would have bought one of those. I asked them about TWP and Armstrong etc... They claim that those brands will last 6 months more at best over the stuff you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes so why even bother. Thoughts any one? And if so, what would you recommend for an all-day full sun cedar deck in a hot, humid environment.
See here about new wood: https://www.deckstainhelp.com/staining-a-new-deck/
TWP and AC are substantially better and easier to maintain over anything at Lowes or HD. See here for more info on the top brands: https://www.deckstainhelp.com/the-5-best-deck-stain-reviews-and-ratings/
No, it is not a myth and anyone saying that doesn't understand new wood and the need for waiting. It is not about the wood being dry or clean but about the porosity of the wood. New wood is not porous enough to accept the stain and this could result in premature failure if it cannot properly soak in.