Do you need to seal pressure treated wood deck?

Do you need to seal pressure treated wood deck?

Although the wood is resistant to rot and insect attacks because of the pressure treatment, it can warp, split and develop mildew if not protected from the effects of water. …

Should pressure treated wood be stained or sealed?

New pressure-treated wood needs to dry after construction before it can be stained or sealed. Without waiting for the wood to dry, stain and sealant would not penetrate the wood properly, diminishing its ability to protect the wood from weather damage.

What is the best coating for pressure treated wood?

Avoid using oil-based paint here; on pressure-treated wood, latex performs much better. It’s worth mentioning that in outdoor applications where the finish will be subject to the elements, paint lasts longer on vertical surfaces like fences than it does on horizontal ones like decks.

How do you finish pressure treated wood?

Allow the wood to dry completely and otherwise prepare the same ways you would when staining. To help the paint adhere, use a bristle brush to coat the surface with a primer designed for exterior use on pressure treated wood. Using a brush, apply at least two coats of latex paint to see best results.

How do you preserve a pressure treated deck?

If you’re looking to maintain the original color of pressure-treated wood longer, you will need to not only clean your deck periodically, but also apply a water-repellent finish with an ultraviolet stabilizer. The stabilizer will not prevent eventual discoloration, but will slow the process.

Do you need to treat cut ends of pressure treated lumber?

Whilst treating or sealing any cut ends is important with any Treated Lumber product, maintaining a sealed end is most important when applicating Pressure Treated lumber in-ground, such as Fence Posts and Landscaping / Retaining Wall.

Can Thompson water seal be used on pressure treated wood?

Some, like Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Wood Protector, recommend waiting 30 days before application on new pressure treated lumber. Other products, like Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Stain, can be applied immediately to new pressure treated lumber.