I am looking for a stain for a pergola that I want to build. I plan on building it out of rough sawn douglas fir. 1) Can I apply the stain right away without waiting for it to weather? Is there any prep required? I want to do everything while its on the ground before constructing it. 2) Is there a larger picture of the rustic brown applied to a deck, etc. that I can view. 3) Can Armstrong Clark stains be shipped to Huntington Beach, CA?
Sergio: We tried a number of sample before deciding to go with the rustic brown and sierra redwood (for back rest and seat of the bench) on an old cedar deck. I have photos here
Hope that helps.