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Amy
Question about preparing a new deck

We have a brand new redwood deck and a ramp. The decking went in around April, but due to lots of rain and other issues, we are just getting to the point we can stain it. I've read about cleaning the deck with a cleaner, but with cooler temps, I'm worried it may take some time to dry.  We only have 1 or 2 nice days lefte before winter really sets in (I'm in Colorado on the eastern plains) Aside from doing some minor sanding along one of the rails, and giving it a really good sweep, is there anything else I should be doing? The deck is off a 2nd story, however, the ramp is used often. While it may not need sanding, it is sitting right on the sand. Any tips?

 

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