I’m getting ready to re-do the stain on my house. How many coats will I need?

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I’m getting ready to re-do the stain on my house. How many coats will I need?

Usually two coats will be needed, but the answer may vary depending upon the condition of the surface and the “look” you’re trying to achieve. For example, if the existing topcoat is in good condition, and you’re going to restain to the same, or darker color, one coat may suffice. If it’s been a few years since you last stained, or if you’re going to a lighter (opaque) color, you’ll definitely need two coats.