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How long should I wait to seal my deck after installation?

In hot dry summer months, typically 2-3 weeks; in cooler months typically 4-6 weeks. For a wood sealant/finish to be effective the wood surface must be thoroughly dry. Here is a simple test. Splash water on the deck surface and observe its dispersion. If water droplets form on contact, the lumber is not yet dry enough to accept a finish. If water is absorbed into the wood it is time to apply/re-apply a wood sealant or finish.

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INDUSTRY LINKS

American Plywood Association: www.apawood.org

American Wood Protection Association: www.awpa.com

Viance (D-Blaze Fire Treated Products): https://treatedwood.com/d-blaze/

Koppers (formerly Osmose): www.koppersperformancechemicals.com

Maine Ornamental Woodworkers: www.postcaps.com

Miller's Building Supply, Inc.:  www.millersbuildingsupply.com

Real Outdoor Living: www.realoutdoorliving.com

SFPA: www.sfpa.org

SLMA: www.slma.org

Southern Pine: www.southernpine.com

Southern Pine Inspection Bureau: www.spib.org

Treated Wood Council: www.treated-wood.org

Viance (Fire Treated Products):  www.treatedwood.com

West Virginia Split Rail: www.wvsr.com

Other websites of interest are:

Jefferson Homebuilders:  www.jeffersonhomebuilders.com

JHB Rental Properties & Storage: www.jhbrentalpropertiesandstorage.com

JHB Rental Properties: www.jhbrentalproperties.com

Culpeper Chamber of Commerce: www.culpepervachamber.com