BEHR PREMIUM® Solid Color Waterproofing Stain & Sealer No. 5011

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Protect and beautify with BEHR PREMIUM Solid Color Weatherproofing All-In-One Wood Stain & Sealer. This 100% acrylic formula seals out the elements, and the sun's harmful UV rays, for up to 10 yrs. on decks and up to 25 yrs. on fences and siding. It's 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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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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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 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 35-90˚F (1.7-32˚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 the 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 unused paint products, please 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 25 years on vertical surfaces and 10 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 PREMIUM ® Solid Color Waterproofing Stain & Sealer No. 5011 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 628.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly Pleased We bought this as a "Hail Mary" to finish our back deck. The wood was old and the previous house owners had painted it with some cheap interior paint. When we finally got to the project (after owning the house for 5 years) we were worried that the wood was too far gone and would need to be replaced. After reading online about this product we got our belt sander out and started sanding away at the deck. Many hours later we were ready to paint the first coat. This product
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product I used this on the outside of my house 5 years ago and I couldn’t be happier with it, extremely durable and resilient.
Date published: 2021-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time using this and I am wowed. I have painted a lot, home exteriors, interiors and for pleasure (oils and acrylic art). I am really wowed by this product. I have been preparing my parent home for sale and years ago my father sanded the garage doors and unfortunately never stained them properly so they had years of exposure, black spots all over, very unfortunate because they were gorgeous after he spent all the time sanding them. I couldn’t leave them with all the black spots selling them home as the garage is half the face of it. We power washed the doors and then I had went in intending to buy Olympia stain and due to all the shortages recently I ended up with this product as it was in stock. Wow, I guess this would be like a Bob Ross “happy accident”! Product is a pleasure to use, one coat did the job with a 4” Purdy XL Stiff brush. The doors look fabulous now. I wish my father had used this product when he decided to paint the cedar siding instead of latex, I don’t think I would have the peeling paint mess on the siding I’m dealing with now, adhesion on this product is great.
Date published: 2021-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage We bought this stain on a whim to cover a HUGE deck. This stain made our deck look like new again. Coverage was great. Price is a bit high but worth it
Date published: 2021-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work I have followed the instructions and put two coats on my deck, looked great at first. The water got into the wood and because it was sealed it could not dry this the wooded rotted and I had to pull up all the deck as it was rotted and it was dangerous to walk on. Never buy again, neighbors had the same problem.
Date published: 2021-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! I have been using your stain on my deck for the last 26 years never had a problem I love your products I recommend it to everyone
Date published: 2021-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This Stuff Is AWFUL When we first applied we thought it looked nice. The next year it started to peel everywhere. The next year it was worse and some of the wood on our deck was starting to soften. This year our 2 decks are a hazard to just walk on. All the wood is starting to rot and we used cedar. My husband's coworker just mentioned the other day that he has to replace his whole deck and found out he used the same stuff. This will cost us thousands of dollars to replace and unfortunately we also used it on our fence that surrounds our whole back yard.
Date published: 2021-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great patio paint I bought this 2 years ago and is still performing well. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2021-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product I had an old deck that we always oil stained often. We decided to try your waterproofing deck paint on our brand new deck. We followed all directions to prep it then applied 2 thin coats as directed. We thought we would be done with painting for awhile since it’s said to be guaranteed for 10 years. The first year it still looked pretty good. By the second year it’s horrible. All the paint is coming off and needs to be painted again! I’m so frustrated and disappointed with this product. I will not recommend this product to anyone.
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long lasting color I have been very happy with all the BEHR products. This particular Stain lasted for a while even though we had a lot of snow and rain the last two years. Application was super easy.
Date published: 2021-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stain This stain is great for cedar siding notice my photos below !
Date published: 2021-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great coverage, goes on smooth, nice color selection.
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Bulletproof stain Have used this product 2 years On every surface on my outdoor shop Workbench,benches deck area. Doesn't peel or fade looks like new. Used it on custom flower pots that Get abused .Great product I will always use this.
Date published: 2021-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected I love the ease and choices this product offers. I think the most complicated part was deciding on a color to use. My husband and I are both very happy with the look and the results
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lasts We stained our fence it's lasted 5 years now we are ready to stain it again and it's still looking new but we want to keep it that way.
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Application of this stain is very easy. Easy one coat coverage.
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I properly prepared my deck 2 years ago and then the following spring, it peeled up. I couldn't repaint last summer because the weather would not cooperate. Now I'm trying to repaint it but was told that the reason the paint would not stick was because "the rubberized sealers have a sandy substance in the bottom that HD later had to remove. My contractor will not repaint because of this. I am out the cost of the paint as well as the $1400 I paid to my contractor to do 2 decks
Date published: 2021-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Job for Staining Home We have been using Behr products since we purchased our house over 20 years ago. It does an amazing job and holds up well both indoors and out. There is a wide variety of colors to choose from.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid color with SOLID results My Tennessee lake house is 15 years old w original stain. It gets extreme heat, direct sun and sideways rain so, the wood was in desperate need of new stain. The Behr solid stain- pewter went on smoothly and was highly absorbed by the wood. I used 18 gallons. It didn't build up on the grains & allowed to show through. It dried quickly allowing additional application the next day. With a color change use 2 coats for best results, even finish. All of my neighbors are asking what I used BC they had recent painting without the same results!
Date published: 2021-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good color coverage and easy application After prepping and testing this on a small 10sq ft section of my badly weathered and peeling deck last fall to see how it would fare over the winter , I was pleased and proceeded to prep the entire deck by power washing, sanding, power washing and then two coats of stain. The prior stain was peeling bad and the wood is quite weathered so I was careful to not do any staining in the hot sun or when the wood was wet. I was changing the color, and not all of the old color came off but this covered it completely. So far it looks great and hopefully the prep work pays off.
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lasts a Long Time I built 8 raised garden beds using 2x10x8 yellow pine and stained them with this stain and sealer. This is the second year and they are still as nice as the first time they were stained. The sealer protects the wood very well. It is easy to apply, available in any color, and long lasting. Not a bad price either.
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Love this product, great coverage. Have only used Behr stain and have been very pleased!
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painted Fence I bought this product two weeks ago and had it tinted to match my addon, since the fence is at that end of the house. It was easier for me to apply with a brush then with a roller, because the fence boards are narrower and the roller took off coverage from previously painted boards. Anyway, after the first coat it looked great and it looked even better after the second coat. Four days after painting the fence we had severe thunderstorms for 3 to 4 days straight and the fence looks great. I really am hopeful that this fence will be well preserved for the amount of time Behr has stated.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from " Good Stuff " That's right, Behr deck solid wood stain is " Good Stuff " !! I had my 850 sq, ft. deck build in 1998 and have used Behr stain ever since. We also live in Chicago and get every type of weather condition there is. To date I have not had to replace one board. Yesterday I went to Home depot and brought 3 gallons of Behr stain to stain our deck this Memorial Day weekend. So bottom line...I definitely recommend Behr solid wood stain for your deck. It's good stuff, Billy 8129
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff It’s a really good siding stain, I used this on many houses as a painting contractor
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers well I have used on fence, decking, doors and love how it covers being it is a stain, but a solid stain
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I bought this a month ago and the back deck looks great.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goes on easily Goes on easily and covers all imperfections. I get a lot of sun which beats down on my deck year round so I tend to have to refinish it every other year.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage and durability! I painted the cedar siding on my two-story house three years ago. I was extremely pleased with how it covered the wood, knots, and filler I used in the prep-work. I have painted for hire as a sideline for over 30 years, and Behr has become my preferred brand.
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage on old fence I have an old fence that I'm not ready to replace yet, so I painted it with the color Chatham Fog and it looks great.
Date published: 2021-05-30
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