Q: How many coats of stain do I need for my project?
How Many Coats of Stain Should I Apply?
These Olympic stain types only require the application of one thin coat:
How many coats should I apply?
Why Do the Number of Coats Vary?
The number of recommended coats varies because applied stain moisturizes wood in a way that allows for the wood to soak in, in freshly applied layers.
If you apply a second, unnecessary coat of stain to wood that is already adequately covered, you risk creating a tacky surface that is prone to early peeling because the second coat is not penetrating the wood surface, but simply laying on top of the first coat of stain.
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