how to a stain a deck — staining your exterior deck - learn how
a few tips before you get started staining your deck. apply stain when air and wood surface temperatures are between 50°—90°f. avoid applying in direct sunlight. don't apply stain if rain is in the forecast over the next 12—24 hours. test a small area first and let it dry to make sure you're pleased with the result. if you're covering a large area and using multiple gallons mix them together to ensure color consistency.