Deck Stain Too Thick?  5/5 (1)

This post was updated on March 4, 2024

Why is deck stain too thick?

When deck stain is too thick it will not dry properly. The most common reason deck stain is too thick on the wood is that it is overapplied. The best way to apply deck stain is with deck stain brushes and pads that allow you to work the stain into the wood effectively and evenly. has many available articles to teach you how to best apply deck stain to avoid deck stain too thick. Deck stain too thick in the can before applying is a sign that it has gone bad and new stain should be purchased.

How to fix deck stain too thick?

When deck stain is too thick on the wood deck it is necessary to strip the old stain and start over. Using a deck stain stripper is a good idea in this case, and you can follow it up by cleaning the deck and brightening the wood before applying a new thinner coat of deck stain.

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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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