As I mentioned in an earlier thread, I'm having a deck built by a contractor that I don't completely trust. So when he gives me advice that seems out of the ordinary, I tend to question it.
The floor of the deck is being built with Severe Weather deck boards, and all of the framing is built with Severe Weather boards, too (with the exception of the hand rail). These boards seem more wet than other wood that I've used, and I don't know if it's the type of wood that is more heavily treated, or just because it rained here last week.
Is it better to go ahead and paint/stain the wood immediately, to prevent it from drawing up? Or should I wait until it dries out before treating it? If I should wait, then how long should I wait?