They also provide an outstanding value as a one-coat finish for recoating previously semi-transparent-stained surfaces. Cabot Semi-Solid Deck & Siding Stains can be used on most types of smooth and rough exterior wood, including decks, siding, fences, log homes and roofs.
Defy Epoxy Fortified wood stain is a high performance semi-transparent penetrating finish that helps prevent the destructive effects of water, fungi, and UV radiation on exterior wood. With its unique epoxy fortified synthetic resin, this product is able to penetrate wood pores to block out the damaging effects of weather while allowing the natural beauty of the wood to shine through.
The PPG ProLuxe Cetol SRD Semi-Transparent Wood Finish is part of the Wood stain test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Wood stain models like the ProLuxe Cetol SRD Semi-Transparent Wood Finish are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
A penetrating oil-based formula that protects the beauty of the wood with a rich semi-transparent stain that allows wood grain texture to show through. SuperDeck® Premium Oil-Based Semi-Transparent Stain repels water to prevent moisture and contains a scuff resistant formula with UV protection that resists fading.
Wolman™ DuraStain Stain Scores (1-10) Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 3 – When applied the Wolman™ DuraStain looks very unnatural. The stain sits on top of the wood similar to a paint or solid deck stain. It actually looks like a paint with just a small amount of transparency.