can i use deck stain to stain dining room chairs that need. i used deck stain on picnic table and benches. do very light coats 1 or 2. or it will have thick stickey spots. takes couple days to dry. for furnature im thinking a coat of polyurathane is necessary to prevent any deck stain rubbing off on cloths. ask or similar stores for advice on this. also instead look at the new miniwax color stains available tons of colors now. i saw chair.