How Much Deck Stain do I Need? | Thompson’s WaterSeal

When preparing to stain your deck, make sure you calculate exactly how much surface area you’ll need to cover before heading to the store to buy your stain. Here, we demonstrate a quick and easy way to make sure you don’t buy too much or too little deck stain.

Measure the length and width of your deck, fence, or other outdoor surface you’ll be treating and multiply them together. This will give you the total amount of square feet to cover for your project.

Next, check , where you can investigate the approximate coverage of each of our products. Approximate coverage is also written on the back of our product labels in case you’re already at the store. Be sure to have a bit of extra to cover railings, stairs, or built-ins that may not be accounted for in measuring your deck area. It’s also a good idea to have a bit of extra in case you need to do any touch-ups in the future.

Whereas in most cases a single coat will suffice, some older decks may absorb more coating, so a second coat of deck stain may be warranted.

Post time: Jun-30-2018
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