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`WS = f( L , W , 125 , 1 )`

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The **Wood Stain Calculator** computes the amount of wood stain needed to cover an area.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

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**L**) Length - (
**W**) Width - (
**SC**) Stain Coverage - (
**SV**) Stain Volume

**Wood Stain (WS):** The calculator returns the amount of wood stain needed to stain the area in gallons or quarts. The calculator also returns the surface area of the deck in square feet. However, these answers can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.

The surface area of a floor or other area is based on the length and width. The amount of stain needed is based on other factors.

For outside decks, the surface conditions dictate the amount of stain needed. 400 ft^{2} to 500 ft^{2} of smooth surfaces can be covered with one gallon of stain. Only 200 ft^{2} to 300ft^{2} of rough surfaces can be covered with a gallon of stain.

Stain typically takes four to six hours to dry. Do not place furniture on newly stained deck for at least twenty four hours.

Stain only works if it can penetrate into the material. This means that the material should be free of loose fibers, oils and organic material such as mildew. For outdoor staining, power washing, sanding or the use of a wire brush or scraper can often effectively remove unwanted material. However, be sure to sweep off removed material, and in the event of power washing, allow the material to thoroughly dry to make it permeable to the stain.

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