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About Exterior Stains

Exterior Stains

DeckScapes® Deck Care System

Premium deck finishing system, including surface preparation cleaners, clear finishes, toners, semi-transparent finishes and solid color stains.


  • Comprehensive line of premium prep and stain products
  • Provides superior performance, better durability, color retention and adhesion
  • Advanced waterborne technology allows decks to be cleaned and finished in a day
  • Available in a wide range of colors
  • Waterborne Solid Color Stain offers excellent performance on composite decks as well as traditional wood decks

Exterior Alkyd Wood Preservative Stain

Long-lasting protection for most above-ground exterior wood surfaces. Available in a solid color or semi-transparent finish.


  • Protects most above-ground exterior wood surfaces
  • Provides a long lasting, mildew resistant film

WoodScapes® Exterior Stains

Premium solid color and semi-transparent waterborne stains with excellent performance.


  • Long-term color retention and weather resistance
  • Excellent penetration, protection for most exterior vertical wood surfaces
  • Resists mildew
  • WoodScapes Semi-Transparent Stain has a 5-year warranty
  • WoodScapes Solid Stain has an 8-year warranty
  • Can be applied at temps as low as 35°F

Brochures | 3-Part CSI specifications

Brochures for Exterior Stains

Brochures for Exterior Stains
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  • View our Frequently Asked Questions

3-Part CSI specifications for Exterior Stains

3-Part CSI specifications for Exterior Stains
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CSI 3-part architectural specs
Section 09900 - Interior, exterior and industrial paints and coatings.
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