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William
New, but dirty PT 5/4 x 6 decking - How & when to clean it

I am ready to install new PT 5/4 x 6 deck boards on my PT framing. Many of the 5/4 boards are dirty, some are quite dirty in spots.  A trial spot clean with a simple brushing with my hand removed some of it. Other spots the dirt appears to be a bit more embedded.

Knowing the decking needs to dry before any stain can be applied am wondering if I should remove the grime now while the boards are still wet or wait and clean them just before sanding and staining?

Also... what should I use to clean off this dirt and grime? Remember this is brand new PT wood. Never been exposed to the weather.

Thank you for your help.

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