Wet Deck

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Old 06-02-09, 02:42 PM
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Wet Deck

I have power washed my deck and am ready to stain it. However, it has been raining all day long. If the weather is good tomorrow, can I go ahead and apply the stain before the wood is completely dry? How dry does the deck need to be?

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Old 06-02-09, 06:06 PM
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Nope..you need to really wait until its dry. If the weather gets better that may only be a few days.

The standard is to apply a drop of water and see how quickly it soaks in...but I'd still probably wait at least 3-4 days if its sunny and warm after it stops raining. Especially since you pressure washed.
 
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Old 06-03-09, 03:58 AM
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Ya, you need to wait until the deck looks and feels dry. Any moisture in the wood can affect how the stain bonds and wears.

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