At San Antonio Paints, we know that from siding to decks, real wood finishes add beauty, warmth, and functionality to a space. Using a high-quality exterior stain can help protect your wood surfaces for years to come while enhancing their natural beauty. Benjamin Moore has a wide selection of stain colors and finishes to choose from if you want to enhance the durability of the wood around your home. Quality stains can help protect wood from the sun, provide a mildew-resistant coating, and resist blistering, peeling, stains, and scuffs.
Stain vs Paint
Using a wood stain is different from using paint products. While paint products coat the surface of the wood, stains penetrate the wood itself. Since they don’t cover the wood, you can still see the natural wood grains and patterns present in your wood surface. Stains are available in a variety of opacities, depending on how much of the natural wood surface you want to show through. Both stains and paints can protect your wood surface from UV rays, water, and mildew. Each will require periodic recoating to provide continued protection to your surfaces.
Arborcoat® from Benjamin Moore
Arborcoat® from Benjamin Moore is a very versatile product suitable for a wide range of projects. All varieties are engineered with Gennex® Color Technology to create a rich and vibrant color that lasts. This stain is available in several different opacities, including ultra-flat, solid matte, semi-solid, semi-transparent, translucent, and classic oil finish flat. For a smoother finish, superior stain-blocking, and to block tannins, consider using the Arborcoat® Oil Primer at the start of your staining project. Arborcoat® is a stain suitable for outdoor use, decks, siding, furniture, and more. Our trained experts can help you determine which finish and color options will work the best for your surface.
Coronado® Maxum® Stain and Primer from Benjamin Moore
Coronado® Maxum® is a stain product from Benjamin Moore made out of an alkyd resin. This product offers the benefits of a traditional stain and superior protection from the elements. This is a waterborne resin that cleans up with soap and water. An excellent choice for decks and siding, this resin protects against harmful UV rays and provides a mildew-resistant coating to your outdoor wooden surfaces. It is semi-transparent and can be stained in a wide variety of colors to fit your design. This fortified product can withstand foot-traffic and resists chalking, cracking, blistering, peeling, and fading.
Ultra Spec® Exterior from Benjamin Moore
Ultra Spec® Ext from Benjamin Moore is a high-quality exterior paint designed to stand up to the elements. It can be applied in temperatures as low as 40°F and is resistant to cracking, peeling, and fading. It dries quickly to go on fast and for shorter wait times between coats. It is engineered with Gennex® Color Technology to create high-quality color that lasts. Available in flat, low lustre, satin, and gloss, this paint is highly versatile and can be tinted a wide variety of colors to match your design needs. Our expert team can help you determine which finish will best fit your needs depending on your project.
In addition to your paint and/or stain, you will need various supplies for your project. From buckets to brushes, we have everything that you will need here in our store. Our expert staff can help you choose the supplies that will best help you with your project. Don’t know if you should use a roller or a brush? Our team can help advise you on what will work the best! High quality supplies can help the job get done more quickly and with ease!