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Staining Cedar Deck

We are building a 2nd floor addition and added a front porch as part of the project. The cedar was on site for a couple of weeks before the porch got built and as a result got a bit beat-up, not too bad, but some water stains from rain, muddy foot prints etc. Do I need to sand? Do I wait before finishing? There still is a good amount of activity as mechanicals are wrapping up and dry wall soon to begin. In the interim, I put plywood down over the steps and on the deck.

Timothy Miller
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Timothy Miller

Howy could try a test board after gettingit wet and soiled. Or pressure wash the deck then stain.

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