LESLIE: Phyllis in New York is working on staining new deck. How can we help?
PHYLLIS: Well, I was wondering how long I had to wait. But the deck was replaced. Was treated lumber. And I was told that I had to wait six months before it’s going to be stained. Is that true?
TOM: It’s not a bad idea, because the wood is so damp and so wet that if you stain it now, you don’t get as much absorption. So I think you could wait six months to a year before staining new deck the first time. And when you do that, you want to make sure you use a primer first and then a topcoat over that. And that will give you maximum adhesion and a good, long-lasting deck finish.
PHYLLIS: OK. Alright. Very good. Thanks for the information. It’s a very informative program that you have.