Now as you could see here I got the stain on the front and what you need to do is let say that the stain was not actually dark enough. That the stain was not the color that I wanted what I have to do is actually wait between 8-24 hours to give this stay time to soak in, give it some time to dry before actually doing another coat. Sometime it is necessary to actually sand between coats that you do to make sure that the wood could actually except more stain. In this case this is the actual stain color that I want to use. So I don't need to do another coat but if you are actually going to you do have to wait the recommended 8 hours at least 8 hours before starting to put another stain on here. It needs time to dry, it needs time to heal and then it will be ready for you to put another stain on. Alright so there we have we have gone through the sanding process, we have gone through the fining process and now we have gone through the staining process. As you could see what we have here is a beautiful finished bench. My name is Jennifer and I'm a handyman with 10 years experience in wood working.