Deck Stain How Long Between Coats?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on February 23, 2024

Deck stain how long between coats?

The average amount of time to wait between coats of deck stain is 2-4 hours. How long you need to wait between coats depends on the type and brand of deck stain. You should look at the label for the specific deck stain you have purchased. Solid and film forming stains are likely to need drying before applying a second coat, if one is needed. Semi-transparent penetrating deck stains can often be applied wet-on-wet without drying between.

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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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