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BEHR® Semi-Transparent Oil-Based Wood Stain

BEHR® Semi-Transparent Oil-Based Wood Stain

Protect your wood surfaces from water while enhancing their natural beauty with BEHR's Semi-Transparent Oil-Based Wood Stain. This product penetrates wood to provide waterproofing protection for up to two years on decks and up to four years on fences and siding, and it's available in both cedar naturaltone and redwood colors.

Creates either a cedar natural tone or redwood color that enhances the natural beauty of the wood.
Where to Use
For properly prepared exterior wood surfaces such as: Decks, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences or Wood Patio Furniture.
250-300 Sq. Ft. Per Gallon

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Where to Use

Recommended for properly prepared exterior wood surfaces such as: Decks, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences or Wood Patio Furniture.

Usage Summary

Must Prep
Before Staining
1 Coat 
Spread Rate
500-300 Sq. Ft
Mineral Spirits


The following steps and products are recommended for best results.

  • Use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper to remove loose wood fibers, latex, oil-based and 100% acrylic coatings on new or weathered wood.
  • BEHR PREMIUM™ NO. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner MUST be used following NO. 64 to clean, brighten & neutralize wood.
  • When NO. 64 is not needed, use a product such as NO. 63 to clean and brighten the wood surface and to remove light to medium exterior stains caused by mold, mildew, algae & fungus.
  • Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before coating. On new wood, use a product such as NO. 63 to remove mill glaze and open the pores of the wood. Lightly sand to remove remaining wood fibers/fuzz.


  • Must apply between 40-90˚F (4.5-32˚C). Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours.
  • Bare wood surfaces must be completely dry before application. DO NOT THIN PRODUCT.
  • Intermix multiple containers to ensure color uniformity.
  • Stir product occasionally throughout application. Use a natural bristle brush, synthetic filament brush or pad applicator.
  • Rolling should be limited to rough surfaces only. Use a 3/8" nap roller.
  • A high quality pump sprayer with a variable tip can be used.
  • Work in small sections lightly saturating the surface and back-brush immediately to evenly distribute the stain.
  • Airless spray is recommended for experienced applicators.
  • Use a .015 - .019" tip. Maintain a wet edge and always back-brush.
  • Apply product end to end or to board lengths to prevent lap marks.
  • Coat wood on all sides for optimum performance. One coat is recommended.
  • Over application of stain will lead to surface failure including peeling and cracking. Avoid applying stain too heavily.

Dry Time

  • 72 hours for full cure.


  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product contact your household refuse collection service.

To consult with a BEHR Certified Coatings Professional, call 1-800-854-0133 Ext. 2 (U.S.A. only).

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