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He's probably right, but you should have someone check it in about 6 months... any painter worth his salt will tell you if it's too soon. This appears to be similar to How long should I wait before painting or staining pressure-treated wood?


I'm not sure what preservative-treated means. [Edit: lower in the page it specifically reads "pressure-treated".] Around here, pressure-treated lumber is soaking wet and not suitable for stain/sealer until it's dried at least an entire season. If it's truly kiln-dried, you're free to apply a stain/sealer at any time. To preserve color and prevent surface ...

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