EXPERT Stain & Seal | Semi-Transparent Wood Stain & Sealer

Size: 1 Gallon Pails
Color: Chestnut
Sale price$62.99
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Our 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 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 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 two 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-Transparent 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


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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 wood 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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  • Love your pecan semi-transparent stain. Ideally how long should stained deck set before getting rained on? 48hrs?

    Thank you! It is our most popular color, nationwide.
    Yes, we recommend a full 48 hours of no rain in the forecast after staining your deck to avoid water spots forming. No traffic (people, pets, furniture replacements) for 12-24 hours, ideally, then light traffic for 36-48 hours.

  • On a new fence using Pressure treated pine, what is recommendation on waiting time before applying your stain and seal. I know typically you need the wood to dry out.

    We do recommend waiting until the moisture content is 13%. In most parts of the US, we see this acheived in the 3-6 week period.

  • We are putting up a new gazebo and want to make sure we give it a very good coating to avoid having to re-stain it in a couple years - is it advisable to give it 2-3 coats?

    Thanks for the question! EXPERT Stain works best when you apply one heavy coat & backbrush the stain into the wood. The oils penetrate deep in the wood, conditioning it to last for years. All penetrating oil stains are designed for reaplication every 3-5 years, depending on color choice so that the oils continue to condition the wood, preventing warping, cracking, and twisting of the boards.

  • When applied with a pump sprayer do I need to brush as well or just spray on and be done?

    Spray on and be done!

  • Can this stain and seal be applied with a pump sprayer?

    Expert Wood Care Stain & Seal can be applied with a pump sprayer, rolled, or brushed onto fences & decks.

  • Hi I am thinking of getting mahogany semi-transparent stain - can I apply it with my Graco Magnum x7 paint sprayer? If so what tip size/rate?

    The Graco Magnum x7 is excellent for applying our product. The tips that come with it will work fine. 515, 521, 1221, etc.

  • Will this stain attract any kind of fungus or mildew since its oil based ?

    There aren't any fungus or mildew that are able to survive on paraffinic oil. 

    Mildew require warmth and moisture (water) to survive. Our penetrating oil is mildew resistant as long as you keep an eye on the shaded, slow to dry portions of your fence and maintain with wood cleaner.

  • Can the stain and seal be applied in the sun?

    Expert Professional Wood Care Stain & Seal can be applied in the heat of the sun or the cool of the winter! Just make sure to properly prepare the fence or deck surface prior to staining. 

    Got more questions? Call us!

  • On new cedar decking what is the process for mill glaze and how many coats?

    Hi Mark,

    On new cedar decking we would recommend using the eco-cleaner to clean any debris and mill glaze from the surface of the wood. After it dries, you should only need one coat. New decking should use a transparent or semi-transparent due to smoother surface characteristics.

    Remember to make sure the decking or fencing is dry before staining. Use a moisture meter to confirm less than 13% water content.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 123 reviews
Craig Sofio
Best Stain

I was in for about this stain by my fence company and I was certainly not disappointed. Very easy to use, the color was exactly what we wanted and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Customer service was great to work with when deciding what stain to use. Highly recommend using this stain if you have an outdoor wood project.

Wes Clark
Stain and Seal

Great product and the best customer service I’ve dealt with in a long time!!!

Dustin James
My Favorite Wood Stain!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff.

Casey Richardson
Fence stain

I tried this product for the first time a couple weeks ago. It came highly recommended from a friend of mind who stains every day. I have to say, I was extremely impressed after watching the streaking fade away into an even coat and not having to back roll. Since posting this video, my business has now expanded to staining fences.

Donald Johansen

Ordering process was easy and delivery was on time!

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