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How many coats of deck stainer?

Asked by CramCram (7points) February 19th, 2010

Need to stain my deck soon. How many coats of stainer should I apply for it to last a long time?

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stump's avatar

Read the can. They vary in their recommendations. I used to work in a hardware store and would get this question every spring. Most say two coats to last 3 to 5 years. But more coats doesn’t mean they will last longer.

UScitizen's avatar

Depends on which product you use. I found that one coat of stain, followed by one coat of water seal worked well.

lloydbird's avatar

Ahh… my good friend Derek Stainer, always did feel the cold. Never seen in public without at least two coats on.
Even in Summer!

phil196662's avatar

Read the directions on the can!!! Any kind of coating is only as good as the preparation done on the surface it’s being applied to, Clean, lightly sand and get all the dirt off and prepare the area around the project before opening any can of whatever paint or sealer your using!

then you perhaps can get a good life out of the job your doing…

thriftymaid's avatar

one coat of stain, and an additional coat of waterproofing

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