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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 01-28-2014 09:20 PM 770 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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01-28-2014 09:20 PM

I’m bidding a job to stain a deck and a wooden fence. I plan to use a waterbase so I can spray it on.

I was wondering how much a gallon of stain and seal will cover?

And what is the best water base to use on an application like this?

The job is 1250 Sqft if that helps.

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#1 posted 01-28-2014 11:00 PM

I’d guess it’ll probably take about twice as much as what’s said on the can. Have no idea what brand to use but I’d go to a good paint store and ask questions, not a box store.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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#2 posted 01-29-2014 01:23 AM

Thanks BBC, I was hoping to get more feedback from the guys here.

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#3 posted 01-29-2014 01:30 AM

Most cans tell you the coverage. However, if the wood is well weathered, It will eat up a lot more of whatever you put on it; especially water-based stuff.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#4 posted 01-29-2014 01:33 AM

Mrjinx, the fence is brand new. I talked her out of spraying the neighbors fence on either side because one has a stain on it and the other is pretty weathered already. It’s my hope that the weathered fence will call me so I can replace the cedar on it and stain it like the rest.

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#5 posted 01-29-2014 01:44 AM

Russell, in that case, Sherwin williams has the best stuff. So does Ace. Their websites can tell you what their gallon covers:
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/products/catalog/woodscapes_exterior_acrylic_solid_color_house_stain/

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#6 posted 01-29-2014 02:21 AM

Spraying will reduce coverage as well. I usually use twice as much stain when spraying as I do when wiping it on. The time savings often makes it worthwhile though.

If you aren’t using a custom stain just buy a little more than you think you need then return the unused cans when the project is done. That will prevent an annoying mid-job run to the store.

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