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Colors and Opacities

Choosing Opacity

Stain opacity ranges from translucent to solid, depending upon the amount of pigment used. The more
pigment in the stain, the more opaque the coverage will be and the greater its protection will be over time.
These 75 colors are avaialble in semi transparent & semi solid stains.

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.

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

Try a 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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