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EXPERT Wood Stain & Sealer | Semi-Transparent | Oil Based Deep Penetrating | Extreme Climate Apply -10°F to 110°F | Mildew & UV Resistant | Low VOC

Our Expert Stain & Seal Semi-Transparent Wood Stain & Sealers are perfect for Western Red Cedar, Treated Pine, Redwood and other wood species.  Semi-Transparent stains are designed to highlight the natural beauty of the wood you apply it to while covering slight imperfections. Created with a high amount of trans oxide pigments using an oil based formulation offering an exceptional depth of deep penetration through the entire wood thickness!  Our Semi-Transparent stains will withstand the sun’s harmful UV rays, shed water, and withstand abuse while maintaining their color for years.

Our formulas are created with non-drying oils and conditioners that do not leave a surface film but penetrate deep to nurture wood from the inside out. Our proprietary stain and seal formula creates a barrier that will protect your wood for years to come, preventing warpage, cracking and twisting.   The Expert Stain & Seal won’t chip, crack or peel after application and with an ultra-low 7 g/L VOC level, that means it is healthier for the environment and your family.

EXPERT Stain Sealer is a high solids, deep penetrating semi-transparent stain formula designed for both vertical and light to medium foot traffic horizontal wood surfaces.  Our stains are easy to apply, deep penetrating non-film forming, and won’t streak, run or leave lap marks. Trusted by thousands of homeowners and contractors alike.

  • Easy one coat application brush, roll or spray!
  • Apply in cold down to -10°F & apply in heat up to 110°F.
  • Rain coming soon?   No problem, apply when rain expected in as little as 4 hours on horizontal surfaces and 1 hour on vertical surfaces.
  • Apply when moisture content of wood <18%, ideally 13% to 14%.
  • When recoating over previously applied Expert Stain and Seal brand stain, no need to strip & replace.  Simply use small amount of Ec0-Clean cleaner, then apply new coat of Expert Stain and Seal.

Semi-Transparent colors are recommended for use on wood decks, fences, pergolas, gazebos, siding, log homes and outdoor vertical and horizontal wood surfaces. It can be applied to new or aged wood, pressure treated wood, and previously stained wood (need to remove old stain first).

Expert Stain & Seal comes in 1 gallon and 5 gallon pails.  It is available in 5 semi-transparent colors:  Pecan, Mahogany, Chestnut, Walnut, Sequoia.  Please note:  Like all stains colors will look different on different types and porosity of wood.

EXPERT STAIN & SEAL 3 STEP PROCESS FOR SUCCESS

Surface prep is key prior to application or re-application of all wood stains. For best results, follow our 3 step process using EXPERT Clean & Bright Professional Wood Care products followed by EXPERT Stain & Seal wood stains.

  • STEP 1:  CLEAN – Use one of our 4 wood cleaning products designed to clean and remove water and oil based stains as well as  dirt, grime and organic growth including mold, mildew and algae
  • STEP 2: NEUTRALIZE & BRIGHTEN – Use our Chemical Neutralizer & Wood Brightener to deactivate cleaners used in Step 1 and return wood back to natural pH and wood color.
  • STEP 3- STAIN & SEAL – Use one coat of Expert Stain & Seal in transparent, semi-transparent or semi-solid colors.  For even more outstanding protection, try our premium one coat Expert Log & Timber Oil.

WHERE IS EXPERT STAIN & SEAL USED?

  • Wood Fences
  • Wood Decks
  • Wood Siding
  • Wood Pergolas
  • Wood Shakes & Log Homes

WHY EXPERT SEMI-TRANSPARENT STAIN & SEAL?

  • Great Looking semi-transparent color which highlights the natural wood grain
  • Deep Penetrating Oil Through Entire Wood For Exceptional Protection
  • Prevents Drying Out which causes warping and cracking
  • Non-Film Forming Won’t chip, crack or peel
  • Mildew & UV Resistant – Maintains Color
  • Water Shedding
  • Extreme Climate Can Apply -10°F to 110°F
  • Ultra Low VOC < 7 g/L
  • Rain-safe soon as 1 hour after applied to fences
  • Easy one coat application
  • Recoat Expert Stain & Seal without stripping, sanding or scraping
  • 5 color options

HOW TO SPRAY APPLY EXPERT STAIN & SEAL ON WOOD FENCE


 

COVERAGE RATE

Lumber Type Coverage Per Gallon
Rough Cut Lumber 125-150 Square Feet
Smooth Cut Lumber 175-200 Square Feet

Apply when air and surface temperature between -10°F to a high of 110°F

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE APPLICATION STEPS

Before applying Expert Stain and Seal cleaning products or stain, make sure to protect any sensitive surfaces from overspray.  Can prewet surfaces needing protection with water prior to starting and wipe off any overspray with a rag while wet.  Expert Stain and Seal stain will not adhere to metal surfaces and overspray can be simply wiped off while wet.

PREPARATION

STEP 1 CLEAN  When recoating over previously applied Expert Stain and Seal brand stain, no need to strip and replace.  Simply  use a small amount of Ec0-Clean cleaner (8 oz concentrate per gallon water) and rinse, then apply a new coat of Expert Stain and Seal.

For all other previously stained surfaces, need to remove all old stain down to bare wood before applying Expert Stain and Seal.  How to do this depends on age of previous stain and whether it is oil or water based.  Apply preparation products with a hand pump garden sprayer and then rinse and go to Step 2 (Step 2 not required when using Eco-Clean).

  • For newer decks and fences less than a year old, first apply our Eco-Clean and then rinse.
  • For older deck and fence surfaces to remove stains, organic growth and more that also have faded color or semi-transparent stain, first apply our Wood Cleaner and then rinse.
  • For decks and fences with extreme organic growth and more or have oil based stains first apply the Wood Stripper and then rinse.
  • For decks and fences with water based stains first apply a blended mixture of Wood Stripper and Wood Stripper Booster.  Per gallon of blended mixture, mix 3/4 gallon of water with 8 oz Wood Stripper Booster (powdered concentrate) and 1 quart Wood Stripper Booster then rinse.
  • MUST FOLLOW UP ON STEP 1 WITH STEP 2  PREPARATION AND USE WOOD BRIGHTNER TO NEUTRALIZE PRODUCTS USED IN STEP 1 (EXCEPT ECO-CLEAN)

STEP 2 NEUTRALIZE & BRIGHTEN

Wood Brightener is the go-to and required option after using one of the cleaners and strippers removing old stain, organic material etc from the surface.  It will renew the woods natural pH and color after washing and rinsing.

STEP 3 STAIN AND SEAL

Mix contents well before use, stir contents often during use. Do NOT hand mix with a stir stick but ideally use a Jiffy Style drill mixer.  Mix thoroughly for at least 3 minutes, making sure to move drill mixer from top to bottom as oil will sit on the surface and pigment concentrations may settle to bottom of container.

Ok to apply when air and surface temperature between -10°F and 110°F.  Moisture content of wood should be <18%.  Do not apply when rain expected within 4 hours on horizontal surfaces and within 1 hour on vertical surfaces to allow proper curing.

Be sure to protect areas surrounding stain project from potential overspray.  Can wet down surface with water prior to application of Expert Stain and Seal and then wipe off stain while wet (oil based stain and water don’t mix)

DO NOT THIN THIS PRODUCT. If using multiple pails of stain, mx them for consistent color uniformity. Apply using a brush, roller, stain mitt, stain applicator pad, or sprayer (airless, HVLP or hand pump garden sprayer).

For horizontal deck surfaces, do the entire deck at one time to avoid stop/start lines which can occur if allowing the stain to dry between applications.

Apply one coat by fully saturating the wood surface with a generous amount of stain using a “Flood Coat” (applying to refusal) but DO NOT ALLOW THE STAIN TO POOL OR PUDDLE ON FLAT SURFACES. Remove or spread out any stain left on the wood surface after 30-60 minutes from flat, horizontal surfaces. If excess stain not removed it may leave a shiny film on the surface, delay drying time, and cause premature failure.

EXPERT Stain & Seal self levels on vertical surfaces, while back brushing may be required on horizontal surfaces. Using a dry cloth or soft bristle brush (like one you would use to wash your car),

EXPERT Stain & Seal’s penetrating oils go deep into the wood, drying slowly for several days after application. Finished color can take up to several weeks for true color.

DO NOT walk on stained surfaces for 24 hours, allowing 72 hours for light traffic. 

APPLICATION TOOLS

Apply with brush, roller or sprayer.  Can use a hand pump garden, HVLP or airless type sprayer.

Using an airless offers the quickest application.  Can use a standard Graco 5-19 or 6-19 spray tip (or equivalent) with the spray tip held about 8″ – 10″ away from the surface.  For those experienced at spraying wanting a much quicker application process and wider area covered at one time while minimizing overspray suggest a 12-23 low pressure spray tip, Graco Rac-X LP Switch Tip, (apply only 6″ from the surface) with an extension wand to allow you to get up close while moving very quickly across the project.

Need help in knowing how to properly use an airless sprayer?  Please see this video by leading spray equipment manufacturer Graco, How To Use An Airless Paint Sprayer.

CLEANUP

Use water for cleanup of any application tools or spray equipment.  Overspray will not adhere to metal surfaces but can be wiped off with a rag.

Backed by a two year manufacturers warranty.

Product has a 2 year shelf life.

NOTICE TO BUYER: DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS ON OUR LIABILITY We warrant that our products are manufactured to strict quality assurance specifications and that the information supplied by us is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Such information supplied about our products is not a representation or a warranty. It is supplied on the condition that you shall make your own tests to determine the suitability of our product for your particular purpose. Any use or application other than recommended herein is the sole responsibility of the user. Listed physical properties are typical and should not be construed as specifications. NO WARRANTY IS MADE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUCH OTHER INFORMATION, THE DATA ON WHICH IT IS BASED, OR THE RESULTS YOU WILL OBTAIN FROM ITS USE. N0 WARRANTY IS MADE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, THAT OUR PRODUCT SHALL BE MERCHANTABLE OR THAT OUR PRODUCT SHALL BE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO WARRANTY IS MADE THAT THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION OR OUR PRODUCT WILL NOT INFRINGE UPON ANY PATENT. We shall have no liability for incidental or consequential damages, direct or indirect. Our liability is limited to the net selling price of our product or the replacement of our product, at our option. Acceptance of delivery of our product means that you have accepted the terms of this warranty whether or not purchase orders or other documents state terms that vary from this warranty. No representative is authorized to make any representation or warranty or assume any other liability on our behalf with any sale of our products. Our products contain chemicals that may CAUSE SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. BEFORE USING, READ THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET AND FOLLOW ALL PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT BODILY HARM.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type Oil based stain high solids
VOC <7g/L (mixed)
Colors  5 colors
Coverage per Gallon Apply at 125 t0 200 sq’/gallon depending on porosity and texture
Shelf Life 2 years in unopened container
Packaging 1 gallon and 5 gallon

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