Deck Stain Cure Time?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on March 4, 2024

Deck stain cure time?

The deck stain cure time is much more than drying time and can range between 4 to 24 hours or more depending on the brand and type of stain. The cure time for deck stain is how long it takes from application to the deck stain being fully penetrated into the wood and firmly set where it cannot be easily rubbed away. Oil-based deck stains take longer to cure than water-based deck stains. Other factors that can affect curing time include humidity, rain, cold, and excessive heat.

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Scott Paul ~ Restoring Wood & Decks Since 1993 Owner
As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior wood and deck restoration. Scott and his Deck Cleaning Michigan company have restored over 10,000 decks in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the deck restoration industry and has contributed to numerous wood restoration forums and informative sites. All the products he suggests through this site are sold through online sites and in retail stores, allowing the consumer to choose their own means of purchase. Scott’s eCommerce sites do sell many top brands he endorses and if you appreciate any of the help he has offered then feel free to purchase from one of them.
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