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Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Stain


BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer. Our most advanced formula, weathers it all.

BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain & Sealer

UV Protection
Water Protection
Winter Protection

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Available in 60 custom colors to help you create a look that’s as beautiful as it is durable.

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BEHR Through It All, Season After Season.

BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Stain & Sealer. Our most advanced formula, weathers it all.

UV Protection

Behr’s Semi-Transparent Stain is formulated to protect wood from drying out and cracking under direct sunlight, keeping your deck looking great summer after summer.

Water Protection

Our water resistant formula ensures that surface water beads on contact. This helps to protect your deck from water that could soak deep into the wood substrate, causing water damage.

Winter Protection

BEHR PREMIUM Stain can withstand snow, rain and ice and with our Low-temperature Protection paired with an advanced durable finish, you can be confident that it will weather any weather.

Tips For Ensuring Success on Your Stain Project
See product label or website for required surface prep and application steps.
Proper preparation and application are key to achieving a beautiful deck with long-lasting results. Here are some tips to help you.

How To Stain a Deck

For detailed help on your exterior stain projects, see our how-to section

Use The Proper Tools.
Best results are achieved when you use the recommended tools.
  • For best results, a pad applicator is recommended over large areas.
  • Use a nylon/polyester brush for areas requiring more accuracy. 
  • Use 3/8” nap or longer when appropriate.
  • A high quality pump sprayer with a variable tip or an airless sprayer with a .015 - .019" tip may be used.
Preparation Requirement
Before beginning your project, make sure to etch and clean your surface. For best results, apply the second coat thinner than the first. Proper surface preparation is the key to attaining a beautiful appearance and achieving long lasting durability.
Required Product
This product is required to properly prepare your surfaces for staining.

BEHR PREMIUM All-In-One Wood Cleaner

Use on Exterior Wood & Composites, Decks, Siding, Shakes, Shingles, Fences & Patio Furniture, Vinyl & Aluminum Siding, Masonry, Stucco and Concrete. Make sure to use after application of BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper. Learn more about All-In-One Wood Cleaner.

Recommended Product
This product is recommended when stripping is needed.

BEHR PREMIUM Wood Stain Finish Stripper

Use on Exterior latex, oil-based and 100% acrylic coatings on Wood Decks, Porches & Patios, Siding, Fences, Shakes and Shingles. After stripping the wood surface, BEHR PREMIUM® All-In-One Wood Cleaner NO. 63 is required to properly clean the surface and neutralize the stripping action. Learn more about Wood Stain & Finish Stripper.

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