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Colours 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.

Degrees of Opacity

  • natural/translucent

    Allows the full beauty of the wood to show through

  • transparent

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

  • semi transparent

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

  • semi solid

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

  • solid

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

Choosing Colour

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

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

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

Try a colour sample.

Wood's natural colour and grain pattern greatly affect how the colour will look. Always test your selected colour on your surface. Benjamin Moore offers 458 ml samples of stain colours. Visit your local Benjamin Moore retailer to buy one.

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