Can I Stain Pressure Treated Lumber?


You can stain lumber that is pressure treated. The only thing you have to do is wait for the lumber to be completely dry. When it is, then you can go ahead and apply the stain to it. You can also opt to purchase pressure treated wood that is KDAT, or Kiln Dried After Treatment so it is dry when you get it and you can apply the stain immediately. 
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1. If the pressure treated wood is not new, pressure washing it first will give you the best results. Using a pressure washer, clean the pressure treated wood (1000 to 1200 PSI for
PT lumber is regular wood with a chemical preservative which has been forced to penetrate the wood using pressure.
If the replacement wood was really wet when you installed it I would wait about a month, especially is the stain is an oil base otherwise the stain wil not penetrate the wood as required
Pressure treated wood is wood that has undergone a process to make it more
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