Exterior Stain

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.

Benjamin Moore ARBORCOAT® Exterior Stain, deck stain, outdoor wood stain near San Antonio, Texas (TX)
Benjamin Moore Coronado® Maxum® Stains and Primer, Exterior Stain, wood stain near San Antonio, Texas (TX)

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.

Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec® EXT Exterior Stain, wood stain, deck stain near San Antonio, Texas (TX)


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!

About Us

San Antonio Paints is a local-owned paint retailer. We pride ourselves on offering superior customer service. Our experts are trained to offer you the best advice to help you with your project and can help customize your color choices and help you choose the best product to meet your needs. We offer over 3500 hues and offer personalized color matching. With over 1,000 accessories and products in the store, we have all the tools you need to complete your painting or staining project under one roof. Our high-quality tools, paints, and supplies matched with our personalized customer service make us an excellent choice for your painting needs. We offer online orders, design consultations, and product delivery. Our store is conveniently located in San Antonio, Texas. Click here for directions. For more information you can call us at (210) 281-5121 or send us an email. For more photos and design inspiration, connect with us on Instagram and Facebook. We look forward to working with you!