Contents

- 1 How much wood stain do I need?
- 2 How do you calculate how much stain you need?
- 3 How much does 8 oz of stain cover?
- 4 How much does it cost to stain a 12×12 deck?
- 5 Do you prime wood before staining?
- 6 How many gallons of stain do I need for a fence?
- 7 How much does 1 gallon Behr paint cover?
- 8 How much stain do I need for hardwood floors?
- 9 Is it better to spray or roll stain on a fence?
- 10 How much does gallon of stain cover?
- 11 Do you stain both sides of a fence?
- 12 How much area will a quart of stain cover?
- 13 Which fence stain is best?
- 14 How much stain do I need for a kitchen table?

## How much wood stain do I need?

Divide the total square feet of fence to be stained by the coverage listed on the can. For example, if you have 1,000 square feet of fence and the stain says that 1 gallon covers 200 square feet, you would divide 1,000 by 200, which equals 5 gallons to cover the fence.

## How do you calculate how much stain you need?

Multiply the number of steps you took by 3 and that is the total number of feet. Do this for all the steps mentioned above to calculate your deck’s total square footage. Once you have a total square footage number you will then know how much deck stain you should buy to complete the project.

## How much does 8 oz of stain cover?

Easy to use wood finish covers up to 70 sq. ft. per 8 oz.

## How much does it cost to stain a 12×12 deck?

A 12×12 deck costs $226 to $582 to stain when paying someone, or $59 to $176 to stain it yourself. A gallon of stain costs $20 to $50, which covers 200 to 300 square feet. Get free estimates from deck staining companies near you or view our deck stain cost calculator below.

## Do you prime wood before staining?

As you may know, Primers are preparatory coatings that should be used before painting or staining with a solid color. It is key to note that Primers are not a necessity for a wood stain treatment, especially when the desired finish is meant to show the actual wood grain.

## How many gallons of stain do I need for a fence?

For a small fence, up to 175 square feet, you will only need one gallon of stain, in any transparency. If your fence is larger, up to 550 square feet, you will need to buy 2 gallons of stain. For very large fences, up to 700 square feet, you will need 3 to 4 gallons of stain to complete the project.

## How much does 1 gallon Behr paint cover?

One gallon of any BEHR paint is enough to cover between 250 to 400 square feet of surface area with one coat.

## How much stain do I need for hardwood floors?

Divide the total square footage of the area you want to stain by the square footage covered by a can of your chosen stain. Round the result up to the next whole number. For example, if you have 400 square feet of floor to cover and a can of stain covers 220 square feet, you need two cans of that stain.

## Is it better to spray or roll stain on a fence?

Spraying vs. I recommend using an airless sprayer when applying wood fence stain. Using only a brush and roller for this project is extremely time-consuming and labor-intensive. You can easily stain an entire fence in one weekend by renting an airless sprayer from your paint store.

## How much does gallon of stain cover?

Most stains come in 1- gallon containers and provide around 50 to 125 square feet of coverage per can.

## Do you stain both sides of a fence?

While you should always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, the general rule is that wood fences should be stained every five years and sealers should be applied every two to three. Of course, if you are staining and sealing it makes sense to seal after staining and vice versa.

## How much area will a quart of stain cover?

ft/gallon; Rough Sawn Lumber: 150-250 sq. ft/gallon. Polyurethane and varnish- 125-150 sq. ft./qt.

## Which fence stain is best?

The best fence stains

- Ronseal Quick Drying Woodstain. Best fence stain you can buy: when it comes to quality fence stain, this one ticks all the boxes.
- Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus Translucent Woodstain.
- Cuprinol Spray Fence Treatment.
- Ronseal Shed & Fence Preserver.
- Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback Treatment.

## How much stain do I need for a kitchen table?

Every table is different, but for an average 6 ft. picnic table, you’ll need enough stain to cover 86 square feet of surface area. Paint brushes. Be sure you grab the right one for the stain you’re working with.