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sanding new massarantuba or ipe wood hurt stain absorption???

Posted by jaansu (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 23, 12 at 12:31

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?

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RE: sanding new massarantuba or ipe wood hurt stain absorption???

I did with my garapa deck. If you stain over weathered wood it won't look very nice. You need to clean it up first.

RE: sanding new massarantuba or ipe wood hurt stain absorption???

Thanks Weedyacres. I just sanded the deck this weekend and plan to stain in 2 weeks. I'll probably give it a light sanding before I do.

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