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How Long Does It Take Wood Stain To Dry?

How long does it take deck stain to dry so you can walk on it?

Q: How long does it take wood stain to dry?
A: It can take as short as a few hours or as long as a few days depending on the type of wood stain. Olympic has a new type of wood sealant that can dry in as little as one hour. You can find it here: Fast Dry Wood Stain.

How Long Does It Take Wood Stain To Dry

If you use a high quality stain like Olympic Elite it can take a full 24-48 hours to cure depending on the moisture level within your deck as well as the quality and condition of the wood your deck is made from. If you use a quick setting stain that can be used even after rain, like certain formulas of Olympic Maximum it may be quicker. Be sure you read the can your stain came in, as some brands of stain still require time to 'cure' even after they have dried. Curing seems like a complicated process, but just think of it like the stain needing time to really set into the wood, even after it is dry.

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