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Colors and Opacities

Choosing Opacity

Stains containing more pigment can hide a multitude of problems. As a
certified stain expert, you'll be able to recommend the right degree of opacity
to your customer based upon the condition of the wood

Degrees of Opacity

  • natural/translucent

    Allows the full beauty of the wood to show through

  • transparent

    Tints the wood with color, allowing the grain and texture of the wood to show through

  • semi transparent

    Enhances the beauty of the wood with color, while allowing some of the grain and texture to show through

  • semi solid

    Colors the wood while allowing some of the grain and texture to show through

  • solid

    Opaque color masks the grain but allows the texture of the wood to show through

Choosing Color

Natural/translucent and transparent stains are available in 6 colors: natural, redwood, teak, cedar, mahogany and silver gray.

Semi transparent and semi solid stains are available in 75 colors.

Solid stains can be custom tinted with any Benjamin Moore color, giving you unlimited creative possibilities.


See our 75 colors for semi transparent and semi solid stains. »

Request a FREE Color Sample

Wood's natural color and grain pattern greatly affect how the color will look. Always test your selected color on your surface. Benjamin Moore offers pint samples of stain colors. Order a color sample now, or visit your local Benjamin Moore retailer to buy one.

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