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Should I stain pressure treated wood fence posts before sinking them into the ground?

Some years ago, my neighbor had his 4x4 posts in buckets of Thompson's Water seal for about 2 days before he put them in the ground. ( about 6 to 8 inches of product.) He said the posts would suck up ...
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Should I stain pressure treated wood fence posts before sinking them into the ground?

What will definitely help will be to coat/pack the end grain with epoxy. It's a bit of a pain to do, but it greatly reduces moisture flow back into the wood. I don't know if other sealants will work ...
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Should I stain pressure treated wood fence posts before sinking them into the ground?

No one waits 2 years with PT lumber just sitting around before starting a construction project with it. Maybe a couple weeks to let moisture evaporate out, but certainly not 2 years. If it were me, ...
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Should I stain pressure treated wood fence posts before sinking them into the ground?

Fresh pressure treated wood doesn't readily accept stain/sealant into the wood. So, at best it would be a surface treatment. I don't think it would hurt to apply extra sealant, but I don't think it ...
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