Deck sealing and staining
We sanded our 20 year old pressure treated deck down to the bare wood. We plan to use twp1500 semitransparent oil based stain. We may not be able to stain it for about 2 weeks to a month. I was told that we should use a sealer in the interim to avoid having damage to the wood. I think a sealer might prevent the stain from penetrating. Would one month of unprotected , 20 old p t wood get damaged? Can I leave it alone until we stain? The railings are 10 months old new p t wood and we want to stain those first.