What is semi-transparent wood stain?

What is semi-transparent wood stain?

Semi-Transparent stains introduce delicate color to the wood’s surface. Semi-Transparent stains contain the lightest pigmentation designed to accentuate natural wood grain and character. Review our opacity scale to determine your perfect balance of color and protection.

Is semi-transparent stain waterproof?

BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain & Sealer on fences & siding. It’s available in 60 custom colors to help you create a look that’s as beautiful as it is durable.

Is semi-transparent or transparent stain better?

A clear finish will show the most amount of wood grain and impact the color of your wood the least, allowing it to weather naturally. Semi-transparent stains offer a subtle, yet more pronounced color appearance, while still allowing some wood grain and texture to show through.

Does Behr semi-transparent stain peel?

Deck stains will generally peel for two basic reasons: over application and poor adhesion. This is simple — too much stain on the surface of the wood. With deck stains, specifically with semi-transparent finishes, more is not better. You only want to apply as much product as the wood can easily absorb.

Do solid stains penetrate wood?

Solid color stains are non-penetrating, meaning they lay upon the surface of the wood, rather than bonding with it. Solid color stains hide wood grain, the same way paint would. Solid stain will also build up a film, especially after several coats, which can peel, chip, and crack.

Does solid wood stain peel?

While solid stain can resist fading from the sun, it won’t resist eventual cracking, peeling, or blistering. This is especially true if the wood is often wet or in direct sunlight. No matter how good the solid stain or the painter, solid stain will eventually peel and need recoated.

What lasts longer semi-transparent or solid stain?

Solid stain provides a higher level of UV protection than semi-transparent stain and is also longer-lasting – many quality brands protect exterior wood for 3 to 5 years.