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Old 09-18-2018, 05:45 PM   #31
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It should be possible to check with a moisture meter, but I'm not sure what the maximum moisture level for staining would be.

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Old 09-18-2018, 05:50 PM   #32
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I meant exposed to the elements after installation. Leaving it in the sun without securing it in place gives you some very curvy boards. Bad enough to bow when it is secured.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:05 PM   #33
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The US Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory has done extensive testing. I'm recalling from several years ago, or I'd give you a link to a report or something. To cut right to it:
If you want the absolute most protection: Apply the water based stain right away. But do realize that the stain will not remain as intense in color as time goes on. A more solid pigmented stain will offer more protecion than a semi-transparent.

If you would rather have the stain remain a more consistent color as time goes on, and you don't mind the minimal amount of protection you're losing, then wait 6 months after installation (or sitting in your garage or whatever).
The previous is for water based stains.

If you have an oil based stain, disregard the above. You need to get the boards bone dry for the oil to penetrate into the wood.

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