Asked by: Lesme Ullius
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th April, 2020

Should you put 2 coats of stain on deck?

The general rule of thumb is to apply only as much deck stain as the wood can absorb. Typically this will be 2 coats, unless your dealing with extremely dense hardwoods which may only be able to absorb 1 coat of wood stain. Watch this video to see more tips on how many coats of stain to apply.

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Similarly, it is asked, how long should you wait to put on a second coat of stain on a deck?

4 hours

Similarly, can I apply a second coat of stain a week later? Wait a Few Hours A good rule of thumb is to lightly touch the portion that has been stained. If it feels tacky to the touch (a little sticky and not wet) then you can apply the second coat.

Similarly one may ask, do you need two coats of stain?

However, applying multiple coats of stain isn't always the best way to achieve a deeper color. For one thing, it'll take a long time to finish the project. You have to wait for each layer of stain to completely dry before adding the next.

How many coats of stain should Behr deck?

Two thin coats required. For optimum performance, coat all six sides of wood. 1-2 hours before recoat. Allow 72 hours for full cure.

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