Built new cedar deck. I'm sanding now, What comes next?
I just finished my cedar deck on 10/11/2010. I've completed about half the sanding and have been told by different handymen that 1)It should be sealed. 2) It should be stained immediately. and 3)I should wait one year to seal and stain the deck.
I've worked as a framer for the last 12 years but have only built one other deck and never handled any of the sealing and staining so I would appreciate your advice.
I will finish sanding tomorrow and the weather isn't calling for rain for the next three days. What do I do after sanding?
Thanks for any help you can provide, I really don't want to mess this deck up.