Pressure treated wood decking is often delivered still wet with preservative. It needs time to dry out before finishing, so the stain will absorb into the wood. This is incorrect for most wood types and stain brands. Mill glaze when cut; High moisture content; Chemicals in Pressure Treated Wood. Continue Reading. Staining pressure treated wood offers several advantages in addition to making a more attractive treated product. Staining with a high-quality stain creates a thin protective film for the surface of the wood, providing resistance to UV degradation of color and the wood surface, as well as protection from weather and surface soiling.
How Long To Wait Before Staining A New Wood Deck?