EXPERT Stain & Seal | Semi-Solid Fence, Deck and Wood Stain & Sealer

Size: 1 Gallon Pails
Color: Auburn
Sale price$64.99
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Our Semi Solid Wood Stain & Sealers are perfect for Western Red Cedar, Treated Pine and other wood species. Semi Solid stains will cover slight imperfections in your wood and work great on older, worn or aged fences. Created with an opaque pigmentation system our Semi Solid stains will withstand the sun’s harmful UV rays, shed water, and withstand severe abuse while maintaining their color for years. Our formulas are created with non drying oils and conditioners that 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.  All while maintaining ultra low VOC levels, that means it is healthier for the environment and your family. (A high VOC stain can gas off carcinogens into your backyard for months, VOC’s are deadly when inhaled). That’s why EXPERT is the stain company of the future.

EXPERT Stain & Sealer is a high solids, deep penetrating stain formula. Backed by a three year manufacturers warranty. Our stains are easy to apply, non-filming, and never streak, run or leave lap marks. Trusted by thousands of homeowners and contractors alike.

Semi-Solid colors are recommended for use on wood fences, pergolas, gazebos, siding, and outdoor vertical wood surfaces. It can be applied to new or aged wood, pressure treated wood, and any wood previously stained with a similar oil based product.






Wood stains today are required to meet the environmental standard of lower volatile organic compounds. Linked to pollution, smog and respiratory problems, VOCs also cause headaches and dizziness.  Some may even be carcinogenic. Some of the nation’s top stains in the industry today just meet this environmental standard.


Maintain wood’s beauty and integrity with ultra-low VOC oil-based stains from EXPERT. Stain professionals’ and homeowners’ real peace-of-mind comes from knowing that exterior wood projects, and their immediate and global environments are safeguarded against higher off gas levels, keeping them beautifully protected during and after application, for up to three years. 

EXPERT Stain & Seal is made by experts for experts, and the homeowners who demand and expect real results. 




1 Gallon Pail

5 Gallon Pail

Pails per Pallet

120 48

Pail Weight

8 lbs. 40 lbs.

Pallet Dimensions

42” W x 48” D x 54” H 42” W x 48” D x 66” H


Experience the real goods with EXPERT ™ Stain & Seal.

Coverage Rates

Coverage rate for most projects will be:
125-150 square feet per gallon on rough cut lumber projects
175-200 square feet per gallon on smooth cut lumber projects

Application Method

Mix contents well before use, stir contents often during use. Stir thoroughly, as pigment concentrations may settle. 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. Apply one coat by fully saturating the wood surface with a generous amount of stain. DO NOT ALLOW THE STAIN TO POOL OR PUDDLE ON FLAT SURFACES. Remove or spread out any stain left on the wod surface after 30-60 minutes. EXPERT Stain & Seal self levels on vertical surfaces, while back brushing may be required on horizontal surfaces. Using a dry cloth, remove puddled or excess stain after application from flat, horizontal surfaces. If not removed it may leave a shiny film on the surface, delay drying time, and cause premature failure. 

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. 

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  • Hi, Can your Expert semi solid wood stain be applied using a sprayer? If so, does it need to be thinned out & would that make it less effective? I was originally going to use a semi transparent stain but I’d like more longevity. I’m staining a pine fence. Thanks in advance!

    Expert Stain & Seal can be applied with any method. Air sprayer, brush, roller, you name it!

  • It's going to be hot and humid when i plan to apply this, probably in the 90s. Is it still ok to use the stain and sealer in those conditions? Or will the stain dry too fast? My fence was installed a few days ago so I need to stain soon.

    You can apply EXPERT Stain & Seal when it is hot or cold outside. It may require extra mixing if it has sat in the heat. 

    Please make sure to clean your fence even if it is new. Eco-cleaner would be the recommended cleaner for a new fence.

  • What is the clean up method? What is the typical drying time to the touch? To walking on? If a second coat is needed, how long between coats? If a brush is used, what type of brush is best? Synthetic, natural bristle?

    Hi Claire, 

    The clean-up method depends on the surface it has contaminated. Dish soap and water or our Degreaser will work great to remove it from anything non-porous. 

    Drying time depends on the blend and environment. Transparent and semi-transparent will be dry to the touch in 24 hours or less in the sun. Semi-solids can take a little longer, but should be around the same if excess is wiped off after application.

    We generally would not recommend a second coat. One coat is all you should need if you apply the correct amount. If you want a darker shade, our stain can be applied over itself fine. 

    Typically, natural bristle brushes are best for oil-based stains. However, you can really apply our stain with any method as long as the surface is properly prepared.

    Thanks and for any other questions call us at (615) 785-1861

  • Can the color "Palomino" be mixed in a semi-transparent formula or is it only for the semi-solid formula? Thanks!

    Hi Catherine, 

    We don't recommending mixing a semi-transparent stain and a semi-solid stain. Both have different formulations for different application requirements. Newer, smoother decking requires a semi-transparent or a transparent while older, rougher decking is more permeable and will require a semi-solid. 

    If you really want to, the team said it would be OK to add. 

    Thanks and if you want to discuss this further call (615) 785-1861!

Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
Graham Allen
Best stain available

I have only had great results since switching from SW to stain and seal experts for exterior stain. Tremendous oil based products and not even remotely as toxic as SW. thank you!

Hood Outdoor Solutions
Great Product

Easy to apply. Easy to clean up. I have applied with brushes and airless sprayers and its flawless everytime! We stain every fence we build with ESS.

David Batterton

Very pleased the Sable blended the old & new lumber perfectly!

Marco Antonio Gamez Torres
Excellent product

First time staining a fence, true black color after 2 hands.

Daniel Dominguez
Fence Project

Just want to say the stain is a cut above !! I’m using Slate Gray which is just beautiful on my cedar fence . The key for me is 2 coats just makes the fence pop !! Just my preference the 2nd coat just brought the true color. Note I will be ordering more as we had 4 days of rain so I’m in a holding period but the project will continue!!


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