Need deck stain suggestions

Need deck stain suggestions

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    Need deck stain suggestions

    Just had a new deck built on my log cabin. My question is, i am not sure what stain to use. The pressure treated lumber has a fantastic grain to it, and i am not sure if i want a dark red stain to match the house, as i still want to see the grain. I have used Behr premium on my old deck, but i had to re apply almost every year. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Bunker
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    Whatever you put on it, Let the PT dry out for a few mounth ; )
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    Let it dry for at least 3 months if not longer. I use Olympic sealer clear last for 3 years. I like the natural look but you can get it tinted. Run away from Thompson water seal.

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    They told me 6 months for the wood to cure and loose some of the treatment and I would go with the same stain as the rest of the house

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    No suggestions, but nice deck!


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    You might consider some diagonal bracing or at least some corner gussets.


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