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BEHR Premium 1 gal. #SC-103 Coffee Solid Color Waterproofing Stain and Sealer

BEHR Premium

1 gal. #SC-103 Coffee Solid Color Waterproofing Stain and Sealer

$3698 /each

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Product Overview

The BEHR Premium Solid Color Waterproofing Stain and Sealer is an advanced 100% acrylic formula that delivers all-weather protection from the elements for up to 10 years on decks and 25 years on fences and siding. The product is self-priming and delivers excellent protection from the sun's harmful UV rays. This stain will hide imperfections while allowing the wood texture to show through. This product is also great for composite decks.

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  • Ideal for wood and composite decks, siding, fences and wood patio furniture
  • For the best results, be sure to properly prepare the surface using other applicable preparation products as described in the label instructions
  • Durable advanced 100% acrylic formula resists scuffing
  • Self-priming
  • Waterproofing formula protects against harsh weather conditions
  • Resists the growth of mildew to maintain a pristine appearance
  • Resists UV damage to maintain a like-new appearance
  • Formulated for use with a brush, roller or sprayer for easy application
  • Must apply between 35-90°F and temperature must stay above 35°F for the next 12 hours
  • Coverage area: 1st coat 200-400 sq. ft., 2nd coat 400-800 sq. ft.; avoid applying stain too heavily two thin coats recommended
  • Dry Time: 1 - 2 hours before recoat. 72 hours for full cure.Additional dry time may be needed in cooler temperatures and higher humidity
  • Resists rain after 4 hours
  • Waterproof formula helps prolong the wood's natural beauty
  • Easy clean-up with soap and water
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes a Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI and VT
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Customer Questions & Answers

can you stain a log cabin with this stain?

Asked by: tess
Hi tess, We appreciate your interest in our solid stain. This product would be a great option for a log cabin. I wish you the best with your project! -Sara
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2016-09-13

Can it be used over a painted metal door? If it was painted before with a Behr exterior paint?

Asked by: MT24
Hi MT24, Thanks for your question! While this solid stain can be applied on top of existing paint, we don't recommend applying it to a metal surface. We recommend using something like our Premium Plus Ultra Exterior paint instead, which can be viewed here: This paint can be applied to a metal surface, it has a full primer in its formula, and will dry to an extra hard shell that will protect the surface from all kinds of weather conditions and will look freshly painted for a long period of time. Happy Painting! - Sara
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2016-09-13

What is the product color?

This shows as not available in stores, only as an online purchase. The product images says the color is "White" but he product description says "coffee." Is it the color that shows in the picture or is it white? Is there a way to select a different color, for an online purchase?
Asked by: JM
Hi JM, This solid stain is available for purchase at your local Home Depot. It doesn't come premixed to this color though, so you would need to make sure to have the stain mixed to the color of your choice before leaving the store. The online product that you're referring to is for the color Coffee (SC-103). It's also available online in 60 other custom colors which can be viewed here: I wish you the best with your project! Sara
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2016-07-28

In the product overview it says this product is self priming. In the specifications it says a primer is required.

This seams to be two contradictive statements. Which is correct?
Asked by: Zach
I have used this product without primer on pressure-treated, untreated, and already-painted wood. It seems to work well on all. I think the stain part of it is supposed to soak in, so my opinion is that priming it with something that seals the wood would limit the benefit of the stain part of this product.
Answered by: TheEngineer
Date published: 2016-07-29
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. #SC-103 Coffee Solid Color Waterproofing Stain and Sealer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 148.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Very pleased with this product! Covered up all the imperfections and is now protecting our decks hopefully for many years to come! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and great results for an ugly deck I read many reviews and advice on using this or that stain. Behr stainds were often NOT recommended and at first scared me off. However, my deck is nearly 20 years old, the last time stained a long time ago, and I found an old can of the Behr stain in the garage, so decided to go with both the behr deck cleaner and then stain, despite many people advising, both in person and on websites that I HAD to strip off the old stuff first. Was not something I wanted to deal with! I cleaned the deck with the deck cleaner..... and then it rained for about three weeks so I couldn't stain. I did in that time do a fair bit of scraping off loose stain and a little sanding, but not to bare wood by any means. Finally two sunny days in a row! I quickly got that stuff on there. With a 4 inch deck brush, it only took about two hrs for 200 sq ft deck. Went on super easy. A few weeks later and still looks great! If it starts to peel like others warned, I will update, but as of now I am totally satistied. Gettysburgh blue is a nice bright blue. No way was my old pressure treated wood ever going to look nice as wood again, so I went with a happy color (reminds me of decks at the beach!). Use without fear! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just to qualify, I paint a lot, and use Behr paint a lot. But I make a mistake on this one, simpl... Just to qualify, I paint a lot, and use Behr paint a lot. But I make a mistake on this one, simply because this is "solid" color stain, and it looks exactly like paint. I wanted a stained look, with the wood showing through, so I went with another brand, Ready Seal, that I bought to stain a trellis. Also, not related, I personally didn't care for the chocolate brown color. It was not at all like the color on my computer screen, or a mahogany, or even chocolate candy, but a flat, dull color. If I had gone with this stain/paint, I would have kept testing colors, until I found a color I liked better. Hope this helps.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Deck Stain/Sealant Ever! I bought this product to refinish my deck after wasting my time using more expensive products out there, which peeled up after one year. I used two brushed-on coats on my deck. Excellent as a sealer. Smoothed out all splintered areas. Smooth finish and water repellant. Looks amazing. I need to look no further for the best....I found it!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product! The color is amazing and the durability has been fabulous. The stain has bee... I love this product! The color is amazing and the durability has been fabulous. The stain has been on for a year now and the deck gets plenty of sun and snow. There's been no fading or chipping ect. My old and unloved deck looks brand new still. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not very good I only rebought this product because it's a little to late to change colors not sticking to wood very well have to redo areas and then I need to find a top coat to protect it. Not very happy
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Color Used on our garage. Color came out awesome with only 1 coat. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Color and Easy Application I chose the Tugboat solid-color stain from the BEHR Premium Wood Coatings line when I needed to stain my deck. I’d read a lot online that you have to be really careful with stains because they can leave “lap marks,” but I found that the solid stain color was incredibly forgiving and I didn’t have a problem with it at all. It went on smoothly and dried pretty quickly, leaving the wood a beautiful chocolate-y brown hue. Within 24 hours, you can start walking on the deck (light traffic only is recommended) and by 72 hours, it’s fully cured. I worked on it a couple hours a day over a few days, working in the morning before it got too hot (and the bugs came out!), and it proved to be a really straightforward DIY project that I was able to complete all on my own.
Date published: 2014-04-09
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