BEHR DECKplus Solid Color Waterproofing Wood Stain No. 211

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Whether you're looking to make a simple color change, complement existing color or hide blemishes on aging wood, protect and beautify with BEHR's Solid Color Waterproofing Wood Stain. This 100% acrylic formula seals out water and blocks the sun's harmful UV rays for up to five years on decks and up to 15 years on fences and siding, and is available in more than 1,600 custom colors to help you get just about any look you can imagine.

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Creates a Solid Color film that hides wood imperfections while allowing wood texture to show through.
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For properly prepared new to heavily weathered or cracking wood surfaces (0 to 15+ years exposure).
1st Coat 200-400 Sq.Ft.
2nd Coat 400-800 Sq. Ft.

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Product Usage

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Must Prep
Before Staining

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2 Thin Coats

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Spread Rate:
1st Coat
200-400 Sq. Ft
2nd Coat
400-800 Sq. Ft.

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Recommended for properly prepared new to heavily weathered or cracking wood surfaces (0 to 15+ years exposure) such as: Decks, Railings, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences, Wood Patio Furniture and Composites.

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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.
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  • Must apply between 40-90˚F (4.5-32˚C). Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours.
  • The wood surface must be completely dry before application.
  • No primer needed on most woods. However, Redwood, Cedar, Cypress and other "bleeding" woods contain water soluble extractives which may cause discoloration of white and pastel colors; therefore prime the above type woods with one coat of a product such as BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® NO. 436 Exterior Multi-Surface Primer & Sealer. See label for additional instructions.
  • Intermix multiple containers to ensure color uniformity. Stir product occasionally throughout application.
  • Use a 3/8” nap roller, nylon/polyester brush, pad applicator or airless sprayer. Airless spray is recommended for experienced applicators only; use a .015 - .019" tip.
  • If thinning is required, thin with water at a rate of no more than 1/2 pint per gallon.
  • Maintain a wet edge when applying.
  • Always back-brush and apply product end to end or to board lengths to prevent lap marks.
  • Over application of stain will lead to surface failure including peeling and cracking. Avoid applying stain too heavily.
  • For optimum performance, coat all six sides of wood.
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  • 1-2 hours before recoat. Wait 24-48 hours before light foot traffic. 72 hours for full cure.
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  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service.

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Behr Process Corporation warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for 15 years on vertical surfaces and 5 years on horizontal surfaces, from the date of purchase. THIS WARRANTY IS NOT VALID WHEN THE PRODUCT IS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED TO A PROPERLY PREPARED SURFACE OR CARED FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LABEL DIRECTIONS.  Color fading and slight natural graying of the wood may occur during the warranty period, especially in areas exposed to heavy foot traffic or excessive weather. This warranty is not transferable. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label during the warranty period, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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BEHR® DECKplus™ Solid Color Waterproofing Wood Stain is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 221.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best outdoor paint i have ever used. Goes on easy i used a brush. Easy clean up. No fuse no must. You have got to try this outdoor paint stain.You will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2019-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent coverage I put this stain on my foundation, interior wall, cement blocks were pretty dark in places and this stain covered it very nicely, what a difference it made and it lightened up the whole area. I had also purchased an oops stain in a barn red color and used this on the wooden stairs leading to the basement. I am very happy with the results.
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff! Have used this product for over 20 years, easy, looks great & holds up beautifully.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product My son built me some steps and used this product. Since it is outside, we needed something waterproof. So far so good. This is the first time using Behr.
Date published: 2021-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice I bought this stain for my porch deck. It has held up wonderful in the strong beach sun. I would recommend this.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as stated, covering with good stain on 1s Have always received good performance out of BEHR Products.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Held up!! I bought this a couple of months ago for staining my deck and it has been holding up quite well through the different seasons and changing weather. Still looks brand new! I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Wood Stain Great deck wood stain. Very easy to use. It does protect the wood!
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good waterproofing Finally our deck is stained for more than 6 months.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use I did my outdoor deck with this. Great product! Easy to use and beautiful finish.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, works well, holds up to most traffic Just applied the product for the 2nd time. First time was on a 12 year old deck and it worked great. Easy to apply just mask off areas you do not want it to go. After about 2-3 years you could notice tracks from where our very active dog would race across it and her toe nails would flake it off some. It was after about 7 years that only the non traffic areas still held it to a slightly used condition. Just applied it again, the deck is now 15 years old and expect to get 7-8 more years. Highly recommend it but I recommend pressure wash, deck cleaner then rinse with pressure washer and dry thoroughly before applying.
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lasted only 4 years After power washing my large wood deck, I applied Behr Solid Color Weather Proofing All-in-one Stain and Sealer in October 2016. Four years later, the stain is coming off and I need to restain it. It surprised me because it has a 10-year warranty on decks. I don’t have the original receipt from Home Depot, of course, though I have a can of stain that I did not use and it has the Home Depot label with pertinent info on the lid. Not sure that will help with the warranty.
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage! I invested in a very expensive very large fence, and needed something to protect the wood. After numerous reviews I selected this product and put 30 gallons on the fence using an airless sprayer. It really covered well with one coat, and looks fabulous!
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable Long Lasting & Beautiful Finish Home Depot recommended. We painted our fence last year and very happy with the finish. Easy application and clean up. In the heat and rain of Texas this stain has exceeding my expectation. We received so many compliments, I’ve decided to stain the interior side.
Date published: 2020-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AFTER 27 YEARS... In 1993, I built my house with a 12x24 deck with 12x12 of it under a porch roof. I always used Behr stain, brown transparent. I have never had to put another coat on my deck beams or fascia. Finally had to replace my exposed portion with Trex and vinyl rails and pickets. My deck boards under my porch are still sturdy and fine. I chose new charcoal deck boards and went to Home Depot and purchased this solid color stain to match. I took a piece with me, but did not know Home Depot could match my new boards perfectly. Regardless I chose a color closest off of a sample card I could find. Honestly, I was skeptical about staining over my awesome brown Behr stain, but I had to match it all up. I hope I’m not disappointed with the life of what I covered up. I love Behr products and will continue to purchase this brand.
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good cover used this to repaint wooden fence. First time painting with a sprayer. Worked really well. Went on nice. Everyone said looks like new fence. It stays mixed well. This pic is with one coat. Still have to do one more
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr i have used a lot of deck stains and this is the best thus far in 43 years of building decks
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent best long lasting coverage.holds up to weather better than anything ive ever used will always use behr paint and stain for future
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New life to old fence Pool fence is 20+ yrs old and hadn't been restained/painted in as many years. Prepped fence by cleaning and sanding all surfaces. Paint went on smoothly and easily - filling small cracks and blemishes. Cleanup easy with soap and water. Looks beautiful and I expect it to last with maintenance coats every 3-5 yrs, depending on winters in western NY
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Color We used Behr in the past and it was time to stain again. I contacted Customer Service and they were extremely informative and helpful. Our back deck turned out beautifully.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Color Selection I bought this for the 15 year rating and also as it matches well to the composite deck boards that this coloring is butting up to. Time will tell if the stain will wear in our Iowa weather, but the application was excellent and nice water clean up.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks great My deck looking like new. Satisfied with price and quality of products.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr is a great deck stain! I have used Behr solid color stain on my back deck since I bought my house 20 years ago., My deck is in as good condition as the day I moved in, thanks to Behr. I re-stain my deck every 4 years, and am pleased at how good the stain covers and wears through time. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy application and great look Bought this for staining an old cedar privacy fence. Used a Wagner Power Sprayer and couldn't be more pleased with the result. Went on fast and easy. One coat covered this multi-colored fence perfectly
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage and durability. I stripped and sanded a 20+ year old porch that had layers of old Benjamin Moore paint. The stain went on evenly and is holding up well even in high traffic areas. Home Depot matched the stain to a new hardwood door perfectly giving me a great finished look to the project
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Stain I am enjoying my solid color deck stain. The color is beautiful for my home.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy To Stain/Perfect Color This stain was easy to put on and was the perfect color. Make sure you buy enough because it goes on thicker than interior house paint. We did a deck that was 24x15 and 18x8 and it took 5 gallons to a tee!
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever I have been using this for several years! I have 500+ cedar fence, every year we touch up our fence but with this its very little to make look new again!
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Peeling I loved the color and how easy to apply but it keeps peeling off
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great I bought this product for my fence. It is amazing. shows no wear. Easy application & clean up
Date published: 2020-06-01
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