Get the highest quality results from your deck or porch staining project by following these guidelines:
- Before applying stain, make sure your deck has been cleaned properly. Sprinkle some water on the deck. If the droplets sink in, the wood is ready to be stained.
- Working with the wood grain, apply an even coat of stain using a 4-inch brush. If available, you may also use a roller to first apply the stain, then work it into the wood with your brush.
- For best results, avoid staining at midday or in direct sunlight. If a second coat is required, wait 4 hours between applications.
- Depending on temperature and humidity, allow 24 - 48 hours of dry time before using your beautifully restored deck or porch.