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hayzen 08-31-2009 11:06 AM

Is one coat of stain enough?
 
Hi all,

I'm staining some wood quarter rounds and I was told to stain it once, let it dry after a few hours, stain again, wait again, and then one coat of varnish.

The quarter round is now dry after the first coat and I like the color as it already is. Do I need to give it a second coat?

Is the second coat going to make the color darker? Is the second coat meant to keep the stain in the wood longer or keep it from fading over time?

Thanks all! :)

chrisn 08-31-2009 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by hayzen (Post 321749)
Hi all,

I'm staining some wood quarter rounds and I was told to stain it once, let it dry after a few hours, stain again, wait again, and then one coat of varnish.

The quarter round is now dry after the first coat and I like the color as it already is. Do I need to give it a second coat?

Is the second coat going to make the color darker? Is the second coat meant to keep the stain in the wood longer or keep it from fading over time?

Thanks all! :)

If you like the first coat, go ahead and apply the varnish, no need for a second coat of stain.

NCpaint1 09-01-2009 08:20 AM

Yep agreed

hayzen 09-01-2009 05:03 PM

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Thanks, I'll do that. :)

Also, I bought some flexible quarter round that is supposedly stainable. I stained it with one coat and it's still not completely dry yet even after one day's time. Am I suppose to buy a specific type of stain for flexible trim?

Even if the stain isn't completely dry, can I apply the varnish anyway?

chrisn 09-01-2009 05:44 PM

Even if the stain isn't completely dry, can I apply the varnish anyway?

I would not,:no:don't know why it would not dry, is it real wood? Maybe take a hair dryer to it.

hayzen 09-01-2009 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 322481)
I would not,:no:don't know why it would not dry, is it real wood? Maybe take a hair dryer to it.

The flexible quarter round is made of some rubber material.

chrisn 09-02-2009 03:19 AM

Does it say it can be stained?

NCpaint1 09-02-2009 10:27 AM

NO HAIR DRYER!! Use a fan. Heat will pull the stain and cause bubbles. On vinyl molding like you have, there really isnt any penetration to speak of, it just sits on the surface, longer dry time is normal. Is the color matching? You could try a GEL stain if it needs to be darker.

hayzen 09-03-2009 10:13 PM

Thanks for the warning. After a couple of days, it finally dried and the colour matches well. Thanks for all the help. :)


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