How Long Does It Take Wood Stain To Dry?

How Long Does It Take Wood Stain To Dry?

It depends on the type of wood stain

How Long Does It Take Wood Stain To Dry?

How Long Does It Take Wood Stain To Dry?

Q: How long does it take wood stain to dry?

A: Looking for wood staining advice? It can take as short as one hour or as long as a few days, depending on the type of wood stain. The stain product you choose will depend on how much time you have for the project, how you plan to apply the stain, and the prevailing weather conditions.

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Olympic Smartguard is a fast drying exterior wood sealant that can dry in as little as one hour. 

SmartGuard protects a wide variety of surfaces including wood, brick, concrete, and composite decking. If you simply want to a clear sealant, this is the right choice for you.

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Olympic Smartguard
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Olympic Smartguard

1 Hour

Olympic Smartguard

Olympic Smartguard is a fast drying exterior wood sealant that can dry in as little as one hour. 

SmartGuard protects a wide variety of surfaces including wood, brick, concrete, and composite decking. If you simply want to a clear sealant, this is the right choice for you.

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If you need a quick-setting stain that can be used even after rain, certain formulas of Olympic MAXIMUM exterior wood stains have a drying time that is normally 24 hours. 

You will have many more stain color and opacity choices. Olympic MAXIMUM comes in clear, toner, semi-transparent and solid exterior wood stains.

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Olympic MAXIMUM
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Olympic MAXIMUM

24 Hours

Olympic MAXIMUM

If you need a quick-setting stain that can be used even after rain, certain formulas of Olympic MAXIMUM exterior wood stains have a drying time that is normally 24 hours. 

You will have many more stain color and opacity choices. Olympic MAXIMUM comes in clear, toner, semi-transparent and solid exterior wood stains.

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If you use a high-quality exterior wood stain like Olympic Elite stains, 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. 

Olympic Elite stains are a stain & sealant in one, and will protect and beautify wood in one step, saving you staining time.

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Olympic Elite

24 - 48 Hours

Olympic Elite

If you use a high-quality exterior wood stain like Olympic Elite stains, 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. 

Olympic Elite stains are a stain & sealant in one, and will protect and beautify wood in one step, saving you staining time.

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Be sure you read the can your exterior stain came in, as some brands of wood stain still require time to 'cure' even after they have dried before you can walk on your deck or replace the furniture.

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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Curing v. Drying
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Curing v. Drying

Know the Difference

Curing v. Drying

Be sure you read the can your exterior stain came in, as some brands of wood stain still require time to 'cure' even after they have dried before you can walk on your deck or replace the furniture.

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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