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Old 08-31-2009, 11:06 AM   #1
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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?

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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.

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Is one coat of stain enough?


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

I would not,don't know why it would not dry, is it real wood? Maybe take a hair dryer to it.
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I would not,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.
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Does it say it can be stained?
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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.
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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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