stain is tacky and will not dry. 1 high humidity, and 2 over application of stain, a penetrating product, after the wood is already full. i usually obtain full saturation with two coats the common exception is when i add a flash coat 30-seconds and wipe off to add just a touch of color like red or dark brown.
new stain is sticky. our new front porch of pressure treated wood was stained with 2 coats and is still sticky after 2 months.after power washing and some light sanding, and some dry time..our newly stained old back deck floor is sticky after 1 coat. it's been 3 days and we have had high humidity and rain. we still need a 2nd coat of stain.
when applying an additional coat of deck stain, you should think about the end product. this is going to be the coat that stands out the most, so you want to have a smooth finish. you can reuse the brush a second time, but it will be hard and brittle if you don't clean your paintbrush immediately after the first coat. this leaves you with a
excess stain throughout the wood. apply stain to the sanded surface with a sponge brush or rag. allow the stain to penetrate the wood until the proper shade is achieved. wipe off excess stain with a clean rag. the longer the stain remains on the woods surface, the darker it will become.
90 responses to decking finish problems sticky issues. after letting it weather i applied two coats of intergrain natural decking oil not water based . the deck extends beyond the pergola and so part of it is not undercover. two weeks ago i cleaned it and applied two more coats of the same oil.
white sticky spots on deck after staining help. finished staining my deck over a month ago, and these spots appeared within a few days after the staining was done. google tells me to wait a few days and these will dry out, but after 30 days, these are still there any ideas what these are and how to fix them?
prior to staining, the wood should air dry for 24-48 hours after it has been cleaned. if it rains within that window soaking the wood again then wait an addition 1-2 days before staining. it is important the wood is dry before staining otherwise moisture could be trapped under the stain creating an environment for mold and mildew.