CABOT Decking Stains

By Todd Fratzel on Painting and Finishing

DeckingStain CABOT Decking StainsThe other day I wrote about my deck staining project. Since then I’ve had several questions about which type of Cabot stain I used. I used Cabot Decking Stain, color 1480 Redwood. This stain works really good on pressure treated lumber.

You can check out Cabot’s website for more information about this stain. I couldn’t actually find a reference to allowing your pressure treated lumber to dry or season for a certain time period before staining. However, I’ve been told by quite a few people that waiting 6 months to a year is a good idea. I did wait a year and the results were really good.



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Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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