sanding new massarantuba or ipe wood hurt stain absorption???
I'm getting opposing views if I can sand my new massarantuba deck before staining. Messner's says to allow 6-8 w aging first to allow better stain absorption. Sanding would seem to remove the weathered wood for a brighter look but would that remove the benefit to the stain? I was wondering if any one sanded their new deck and then immediately stained without incident?