I am relatively new to taking outdoor gear seriously. In the past, I followed the 'wisdom' from basic family/summer camper type activity, of which I had the notion that a new tent needs to be treated (above what the factory provides). I now have a new REI Kingdom 8 for beach camping (which of course they say doesn't need anything additional done to it).

So what I want to know is if I should do anything to it before I take it out to use. If so, what products are recommended?