I currently have my 4x4 posts installed for my fence. I am going to be installing horizontal 1x4 redwood strips between the posts. I am going to seal the redwood with an oil based stain/sealer.
Do I have to stain them before I install them on the posts? Or can I install them first and go back and stain them after they are installed? My concern is that the oil based sealer will stain the latex paint on the posts. The posts are painted black.