Will wood stain dry in the cold?
Similarly, it is asked, what happens if you apply stain when it's too cold?
If it's too wet or cold, the drying time for stains can easily double. In extreme cases, the product will just stay wet until the humidity decreases or the temperatures rises. Oppositely, if it's too warm, the stain will dry very quickly and could lead to lap marks or uneven penetration.
Secondly, can wood stain freeze? Oil-based wood stains are relatively freeze-proof, as long as they're fully sealed. They do not contain water, and oil simply thickens when it gets colder, rather than freezing into a solid mass. For best results, store oil-based wood stain in a full or nearly-full container.
In this regard, how long does it take for stain to dry in cold weather?
Finally, as already said, cold does not affect an oil based pigment stain. Apply following the directions on the label being sure to wipe off all the excess after letting it set for 15-20 minutes. Then let it fully dry for at least five days in cold temperatures. It will dry fine, just slower.
Will polyurethane dry in the cold?
In colder temperatures, polyurethane tends to dry more slowly, which can cause a whitish film to develop.