Update 2018 for Staining a New KDAT Deck
DeckStainHelp.com has become the Internet’s go-to site for all things wood deck restoration related. As before, we recommend you wait 1-2 months to stain new KDAT wood surfaces to allow the wood to weather, creating an ideal porous surface that will hold the stain better. We encourage customer interaction on our site, so if you have stained a new KDAT surface, we want to hear from you. Feel free to leave us a comment with pictures of your projects if you have them.
When to Stain a New KDAT (Kiln Dried Wood) Deck? Right away or wait?
Although pressure-treated lumber is protected against fungi and insects, regular maintenance is required to achieve optimal weather protection. Staining and occasionally refinishing the wood will ensure your wood project will be enjoyed for years to come.