Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 80
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tobybul Not what I expected
I would not use this product again. I got the Natural Cedar Tone color off the shelf after the HD paint dept recommended that would be the stain to use for my cedar deck. I picked that color bc I want a lighter shade just like their swatch in the store.
I have a 450 sqft 15 year old cedar deck that I sanded down with a floor sander to smooth it out and prep it to accept a stain. I am a proponent of proper surface prep before applying any coating. If not prepared well, you can by the most expensive coating and it will do you no good.
I applied the stain with a paint brush and it went on very well. But I noticed that the stain was much darker than I expected. Not the color of the swatch in the store. Also, 3 days later it rained. I excitedly went to look at the deck expecting water to bead. To my great disappointment it did not. Water was absorbed into the wood. I also noticed that this product remains sticky even after 3 days of intense sun beating on it.
I finally called HD and told them what happened. They asked me if I applied 2 coats as per the instructions. I told them they never said anything about 2 coats. I said no but there was actually a small 5'x5' section where I did apply 2 coats and the water did not bead there either. So they advised me to contact Behr.
Because I was unhappy, Behr actually suggested I remove the stain with a remover that they will supply. What???!!! Remove the stain??!! Are you kidding me?? Unless I absolutely want to, the last thing I want to do is spend another minute staining the deck!!! Does Behr realize how much labor it takes to apply stain in a 450 sqft deck?? What a senseless suggestion.
At this point, all I want to do is apply the 2nd coat as per their instructions and be done with it. I don't care anymore about the color. I did suggest to Behr to reimburse me for the stains I bought. We will see what happens.
June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by weekendwarrior16 Best value for staining a fence
We are staining our fence and are pleased with the color. It is also easy to apply and offers protection from the elements.
March 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PittsburghNights 4 Months later, wood is absorbing water
I applied this on my deck, about 25 years old. The deck was previously coated with a waterproofing product from a different manufacturer. I saw the advertisements for Behr having longer durability than others, and I decided to give it a try. 4 months later, rain water is not beading, but appears to be soaking into the wood. I used it according to instructions, the old clear waterproofing product was off, and no water was beading on the deck. Applied two coats of this product, used just about as much as is suggested based on the square footage for my deck, so I assume the thickness of the application was was at least in the right ballpark. I should add that the deck is barely used. We use our screened in porch, and the deck is next to it, but I only go out there to use the grill, even though that part of the deck is quite large. I think the color of the product is amazing - the deck looks spectacular. The only thing is that it doesn't appear to be 'weather proofing' the wood.
February 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wheezy Consistent
BEHR continues to offer top notch products across the board and this is no exception. Looks great and easy to apply.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucyp8202 Love my deck and Behr's Semi-Transparent Wood Stain & Sealer color selection!
Lots of sun exposure so I have to stain every other year - but this year is a "skip" year! Yay!!!
February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sboxx quality shows, I hope
Because this product was applied over a new deck and it has only been about 6 months I will reserve judgement as to the quality of protection. I can say the stain covered really well and when it does rain the water beads up. In the past I have used Behr stain on a fence and my old deck, after 17 years I would say I am pleased with the protection offered on the fence. It just so happens my neighbor had a small gate installed by the guy that built my fence (at the same time) he did not use any stain/protection and the difference is obvious. With out any stain his fence has not weathered nearly as well as mine has..
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MytGrandma Most Beautiful Fence in my entire subdivision!!!
I am an older single lady and wanted my fence to be a specific color to match my home accents. The Bordeaux Solid Color Exterior Wood Stain & Finishes is absolutely the BEST!! The paint went on well and with the help of my church I was able to finish this job and everyone loves the look and color. I believe my fence is the richest and best fence around. I am sure that even with the weather that my fence will look lovely long after I am gone from this life and I thank you for this. Quality is hard to find in paint _ Believe me! Thank-You Everyone at BEHR. Beverly Tremayne
September 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Melmoses Wow! Best stain I have ever used!
We just built a new deck from pressure treated pine lumber. I have used Behr paint products for many years & they are excellent so I decided to try this stain. It is just like the paint - excellent. The application was very easy, cleanup also easy and the end result was beautiful! Over many years I used other stains that were supposed to be "the best" but there is no comparison to this Behr stain. One coat and it looked great and protected it from a rain. Two coats and it is simply beautiful and I feel my new deck is really protected for several years.
September 18, 2015